OT: Re: Pidgin Icons gone

Adam Jackson ajackson at redhat.com
Tue May 1 16:38:36 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-30 at 10:54 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 08:21 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 05:36 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 12:18 +1000, David Hunter wrote:
> > > > Since the demise of Gaim being replaced with pidgin, many of the old
> > > > Icons from gaim have been changed. Any way to get them back? or is it
> > > > a change for good? Is it a bug or known issue?
> > > 
> > > As I understand it, the icons included with pidgin are _the_ icons for
> > > the package now.  I don't think it's a bug.
> > 
> > Unfortunately they're hideous. Does anyone know of a slightly less
> > horrible icon set for pidgin?
> There was a nice set in this other IM program.  G-something, I think.

In a fit of rage, I did a palette swap on the vomit-green bits of the
pidgin icons to be more like fedora blue.  RPMs here:


Much nicer, IMO.  Might be something we actually want to ship.
Unfortunately the only theming support I saw in gai^Wpidgin is for
smilies, and nothing else, so it's not quite as simple as just making it
inherit from Echo or whatever.  Hooray for halfhearted Gnome

- ajax

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