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Re: FC7 Theme Round 1 is over, let's start round 2!

Nicu Buculei wrote:
Máirín Duffy wrote:

Well, I think there are some working on Echo. I'm not really involved in that, though. I think I've mentioned before I like some of Andy Fitzsimon's ideas around using Tango as an upstream and applying styles to it [1].

Sorry for being so blunt: Andy's idea look very cool on paper, but do you have realistic expectation of it being implemented in due time even for FC 8?

It depends. It would necessitate us getting involved with Tango and treating them as an upstream. What really needs to happen:

(1) Small modifications to Inkscape's UI to make it easier to label layers/shapes/outlines with metadata we can use in the Fedora stylesheet.

(2) Working with Andy & the Tango folks, coming up with a naming spec for the various icon elements so that we know how to label them and so that new icons creating in Tango will be labeled properly.

(3) Development of a stylesheet to apply Fedora-style changes to Tango.

(4) (This is the gruntwork/manual labor part that will take a while) - Going through the existing Tango icons and labeling them properly, doing any cleanup work necessary.

FC8? Probably not. Maybe FC10? :) But, I think it's a totally worthy effort. It will help bring together FOSS artists - instead of working in our separate distro (or icon theme as it may be) buckets, we can all work together and get things done faster, we can get to know each other and learn from each other (learn from the seasoned pros in Tango for example), it will drive Inkscape's development, and it will pave the way to make it much easier for distros to maintain their own brand while contributing to an upstream project rather than working in their own silos / reinventing the wheel.


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