[virt-tools-list] virt-manager icon

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Thu Nov 14 16:08:25 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:59:16AM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 11/14/2013 10:07 AM, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> > I've never particularly liked the virt-manager icon.  I find it hard to
> > pick out in my launcher and window list.
> > 
> > I put this together, based on some stuff from openclipart.org:
> > 
> >   https://www.dropbox.com/s/zpw8cf39qaftd5r/virt-manager-icon2.svg
> > 
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> I'm not in love with the current icon, but it was more or less decreed to me
> by some who understands these things better than I [1], so I'm not interested
> in changing it.
> [1]: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690590

I understand the BZ point that having an icon that is modelled on a
computer monitor is pretty awful, since that's abuse for so many
different things.

That said, I do think our current icon is really awful and would
welcome a replacement.

My concern with Ian's suggested icon is that I thought it refered
to GNOME Boxes, so while I applaud your effort, I don't think we
could go with that.

I think perhaps we could do with a logo that is completely abstract,
and distinctive, and not attempt to relate it to a messy computer/virt
concept directly.

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