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Re: [Echo] plans for next releases (0.3.2.1 and 0.3.3)



On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 17:16 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 22:55 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> 
> > 
> > icon name                       tool            used in .desktop
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------
> > preferences-desktop-locale      Language        Yes
> > printer                         Printing        Yes
> > security-high                   Root Password   No
> > system-software-update          Update System   Yes
> > video-display                   Display         No
> 
> 
> security-high is a status icon, printer and video-display are device
> icons. E.g. security-high is described as 
> 
>   The icon used to indicate that the security level of a connection is
>   known to be secure, using strong encryption and a valid certificate.
> 
> In the interest of keeping the spec meaningful, it would be much better
> to add suitable names for application icons, rather than reusing
> those icons. It is of course fine to use the same image for both in 
> an icon theme, if it is suitable. But I can easily imagine an image for
> 'secure connection' that doesn't work at all for 'root password'.
> 
You are probably right about the security-high. I tried to find an icon
in the specs that matches the original most, if any. As for the printer
and video-display, it seems to be common practice to use device icons
for device configuration tools - mouse, keyboard, printer - to name a
few. I don't see anything wrong with that. There's not much point IMHO,
about differentiating between device and device configuration tool
icons, because the usage is obvious from the context the icon is used in
- and having two names for one icon is IMHO overkill.

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