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From Herbert Duerr <hdu_...@alice.de>
Subject Re: old colored vs new monochrome icons
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2011 07:53:41 GMT
>>>> I can only say that a colored icon set for OO is the second
>>>> most wanted feature in the usenet Italian community. ...
>>>  [...]
>> And, considering the flamewars we have seen on the issue on other lists,
>> being able to restore the colored icons back without too much discussion or
>> formality would be an even better sign.
>
> I have no idea about the history of this.  I don't really care about
> the political side of this.   But can someone explain why the icons
> were changed in the first place?  Surely, someone had an argument for
> this at the time?

Please see http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/ODF_icons_i-team
for a start.

I think the idea was to emphasize the unifying nature of ODF by 
minimizing the difference between the icons.

My personal opinion is that I prefer distinguishable colored icons.

Herbert

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