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Re: The Icon Question

On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 17:50 -0400, fedora-art-list-request redhat com

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> Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:54:36 -0300
> From: Steven Garrity <stevelist silverorange com>
> Subject: Re: The Icon Question
> To: "Discussions about the artwork included with Fedora, including
> 	icons,	themes, and wallpapers." <fedora-art-list redhat com>
> Message-ID: <4491ACEC 4050400 silverorange com>
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> I don't want to sound like a broken record on this, so feel free to read 
> it and move on, but I wonder if it makes sense to create an entire new 
> icon style. With people running applications from so many sources (it's 
> not uncommon to see OpenOffice next to Firefox next to Evolution next to 
> Konqueror), will we ever be able to keep up with the needs for icons in 
> all of these apps if every distro has it's own icon style?
> I can understand the need for visual differentiation, and make a style 
> worth converging on hasn't been created yet, but creating something 
> Fedora-specific when so much great work has been going up-stream doesn't 
> feel like the best path.
> Cheers,
> Steven Garrity

Firstly, Let me introduce myself to this list. My name is Gavin ("Duh!")
and I was the author of two visual projects some time ago whi one was
'FireCurveBlue' the Bluecurve theme for Firefox and the other was the
"ArkPandora" Arial & Times New Roman Font Replacement which I
discontinued in favour of the Deja Vu Fonts.

Steven, I agree with you and sometimes it seems to me that work like
this could be re-inventing the wheel. Even Bluecurve itself had dropped
some elements and as a result, Bluecurve now uses Clearlooks.

The point I am trying to make here is that there are some really good
icon set out there already so can Fedora make their individual defining
appeal without starting from scratch?

Gavin Graham

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