Cataloguing & Converting Bluecurve Icons
stevelist at silverorange.com
Mon May 22 21:43:45 UTC 2006
Is it fair to assume, then, that the Bluecurve icon style will live on?
Bluecurve has been a great style, but is starting to look a bit date.
Over at the Tango project, the isometric perspective has been avoided
based on it's visual complexity and the difficultly in
creating/maintaining icons in such a perspective.
I would propose one of two options:
1. Adoption of the Tango icon library. The icons look good, there is
active and eager maintainer-ship, and apps are starting to use the style
(Sound Juicer, F-Spot, Banshee, Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus etc. ).
2. Adoption of the Tango *style* guidelines, while still keeping a
custom icon set for Fedora. This would have all of the advantages
(especially consistency) while maintaining a distinctive style.
Andreas Nilsson brought up something like option #2 on the list a while
back . He included a screenshot mockup:
The thing about Tango is, for it to really work, there needs to be adoption.
Can we get a feel for how those at the helm of the art for Fedora? If
there are things about the style that are keeping Fedora from adopting
the Tango style - let us know. There is still plenty of room for
improvement in the style and guidelines.
Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> So with Diana's help, I've put everything we've got as far as Bluecurve
> icons up on my website:
> The only ones not included here are the ones I've created or modified
> which I've put up in the fedoraproject.org wiki:
> I think there is a real need to catalog these, in an Inkscape-compatible
> SVG format, and make it easy for anybody to
> (1) grab the artwork they need
> (2) contribute changes / tweaks / improvements
> (3) contribute new icons
> As I create new icons, I'll be putting them in the wiki, but... I don't
> think that is especially scaleable, considering the number of icons we
> have. Does anybody have any ideas as far as how we can catalog these
> images nicely? Are there any FOSS photo gallery apps that maybe have
> revision control built-in?
> My first thought is to simply set up a svn or cvs repo with a nice web
> frontend for people to browse & grab the icons... but I'm afraid setting
> up svn/cvs and learning all that crap will be a big barrier to entry for
> new artists. Maybe there is a web frontend for a revision control system
> that lets you upload new revisions from your browser?
> Any ideas greatly appreciated :)
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