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Re: Echo vs the destkop

On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 15:28 +0200, Hylke Bons wrote:
> I think what Andreas means is that when you install an application
> that is not in the default Fedora install, it's going to look out of
> place.
> All the most popular OSS packages now use the same icon style
> upstream, which is a major achievement, but instead Fedora chooses to
> do it all over again.
I guess you are wrong here - you are talking only about GTK/Gnome
applications, but Fedora equally supports QT/KDE applications, that use
totally different style (oxygen). And because we want full desktop
integration for both QT and GTK applications we are left with no other
choice that create our own icons style that will not clash very much
with either of them. The perspective choices were done by Diana when she
started the icon set some years ago and we're probably not going to
rethink them.

Though I would not be against it, if there were enough people working on
redoing all the icons with the "better" perspective.

> It's not very hard to make Echo look integrated with the upstream
> icons, without losing its characteristics. Echo already got the thick
> outer stroke, i think what's most "out of place" is the weird
> perspective. What you will see happening is toolbars in applications
> using different kinds of icon perspectives.
Not necessarily. In toolbars there are primarily actions icons that have
similar perspective to gnome icons (on the table or flat).

> At least that's what I think of it. I'm not just criticising, but if
> you agree I will put my money where my mouth is and help out.
> Hylke

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