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Re: New Icon Set...[echo]...



David Nielsen wrote:

I feel I put a great deal of restrain on my opinion, nowhere did I like
you resort to vague ad hominem attacks. What is my interest in being
fair, would you like it better if I simply padded Diana on the back and
told her I loved the new icons when the basic design presents serious
issues for people I work with.

The fact is: the need of small size versions was known and acknowledged, no need to attack the new theme for lacking those, giving enough time they will come.

If I have to go and show off Fedora to my former collegues I will
install Human Azul or a similar Tango derived icon theme because those
are the only ones aside Bluecurve (which like Echo is appalingly lacking
in coverage and getting to the same place as Tango is today will take
ages) consider the fact that people might want to look at their icons in

Tango theme got where is today in a little under one year, why not give Echo a few months to see where it can get?

an actual desktop setting. I think that is the problem with Echo, they
were designed top down, we should start with the most common case for a
given icon and optimize that - then scale up or down as needed. This
means starting with an icon that works on 16x16/24x24 in most cases,
anything else makes puppies cry.

No, is not a good process to start with 16x16/24x24. Even the GNOME HIG recommend drawing at the default size (48x48) and derive the small version (24x24) from it - http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/icons-design.html I suspect this was the workflow used by Jimmac when originally creating Industrial.

The same is true for Tango: starting with 48x48:
http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines#Suggested_Workflow_.26_Support_Files

This being said, I would agree the SVG files have unneeded large and strange resolutions (two examples: 69.52x107.33 and 86.84x92.31) - I suspect this is because those are used only as intermediary versions, not final product (with PNG being the final product)


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