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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: old colored vs new monochrome icons
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:14:58 GMT
+1

For the few time I spent trying to give different colors
to the new icons, it was clear it was not something that
could be done reasonably well in a weekend.

No need to wait 48 hours: this is lazy consensus at
it's best.

Pedro.

--- Gio 22/12/11, Ariel Constenla-Haile ha scritto:

> Hi Drew, all,
> 
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 09:01:00PM -0500, drew wrote:
> > Howdy folks,
> > 
> > A little late - but, I did manage to put a few hours
> into adding color
> > to the ODF icons found on the odftoolkit site[1].
> > 
> > To be honest at the moment I am not satisfied with
> these, though I
> > wanted to put a teaser up for the moment:
> > http://lo-portal.us/aoo/example-icons.png
> > 
> > I will find another hour or two tonight and put the
> actual files I'm
> > working on to the wiki.
> > 
> > However, I have to say that after doing a little of
> this and looking at
> > the other options the option of roling the file icons
> back to the 3.0
> > set of files is making more sense.
> 
> I think you are right. Changing only this icons will not be
> enough, the
> old SO icons and the MSO icons have to be changed too.
> Besides, adding color to the new icons does not solve the
> problem in the
> file pickers (icons are too small, and adding color won't
> help to
> distinguish file types).
> 
> So I'd propose to revert the icons to the old colored
> ones.
> It's basically reverting
> http://hg.services.openoffice.org/OOO340/rev/b2b4215e6f9b
> 
> In http://people.apache.org/~arielch/images/old-color-icons/
> you can find a patch, and a tar with the old and monochrome
> icons.
> There will be some work to do, because some icons are
> missing, and the
> patch did not change the templates/extensions icons in the
> start center,
> for example; so a little research is needed (and testing,
> of course).
> 
> 
> If none objects, we can commit these in 48 hours, and start
> fixing this
> (instead of reinventing the wheel and creating new ones, or
> painting the
> current icons).
> 
> 
> Regards
> -- 
> Ariel Constenla-Haile
> La Plata, Argentina
> 

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