Mist and gnome-icon-theme plans for GNOME 2.24/Fedora 10

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at home.se
Sun May 18 11:50:32 UTC 2008

Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 15:23 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
>> Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>>> • King Size - Even though 48x48 px canvas currently works well on the 
>>> desktop for most people, there is a tendency to move towards higher 
>>> resolution screens. There are also emerging projects such as GnomeDO and 
>>> Elisa that require larger sized icons. Therefore we recently started 
>>> experimenting with Large sized (256x256) icons for the most common 
>>> icons. Lapo Calamandrei and Jakub Steiner will be taking care of the 
>>> bits in gnome-icon-theme and I'll be fixing the ones in Mist. Help is 
>>> greatly needed in this area.
>> This raises an interesting question about the default icon set in Fedora 10.
>> Lately Echo development gained some momentum, so maybe we should put our 
>> collective asses at work and come with a plan: try to get Echo as 
>> default in F10, so focus on it or we will rely again on Mist and help 
>> with those large sized icons (certainly, people can work on both, all is 
>> about the focus).
> Well, some of the issues Andreas mentioned are same for Echo as for
> gnome-icon-theme, so the Echo devs can help with it as well. What I have
> on mind is especially correct usage of icons as per icon naming specs. 
> Also would be nice if we could "fix" applications to use generic icons
> instead of their own more, so that choosing different than
> gnome-icon-theme will not result in inconsistent looking desktop, e.g.
> pidgin, gajim, empathy could use emotes from the icon themes instead of
> their own, etc. I noticed many of the app specific icons are handled by
> the gnome-icon-theme people as well, so if we could move as much icons
> as possible from app specific places to /usr/share/icons/hicolor and fix
> apps to look up for them in the traditional icon theme places it would
> greatly help other icon theme developers.
> As for me, I hope we can get Echo in for Fedora 10.
> Martin
Hylke Bons [1] is the guy responsible for the emotes icons in Pidgin and 
I could talk to the Gossip people about the issue.

1. http://bomahy.nl/hylke/blog/
- Andreas

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