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Month: October 2015

Re: [trinity-devel] An icon theme compatible with TDE

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:49:03 -0400
On Tue, 6 Oct 2015 18:53:31 -0400
Alexandre <ac586133@...> wrote:

> > 
> > On 2015/10/01 12:55 AM, Alexandre wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > I just wanted to share that I found a new icon theme that is fitting and working very well with TDE. Icons are 
> > > colorful and easy to understand. Maybe one day it could be packaged with TDE?
> > > 
> > > Here is the download link:
> > > 
> > > Thank you! Tell me what you think! -Alexandre
> > > 
> > Hi Alex,
> > the theme looks quite good. Please create a bug report (if you haven't done it yet) so we do not forget it.
> > Cheers
> >   Michele
> > 
> Ok, bug 2536 added!
> Now my rant (yes, I will repeat it over and over):
> In life you need to evolve, or you'll evaporate. TDE badly needs to have and show something new to the users and reviewers. 
>Crystal SVG icon theme is visually outdated, ugly and makes everyone think that TDE is still living one or two decades agos. 
>A product that evolves just visually is a dead-end, but a product that evolves just under the hood is a dead-end too.
> TDE should provide the choice of 2 defaults settings. One for old conservators, and one for the future.

"Ugly" is an extremely subjective term.  I don't find the Crystal icons ugly at all.
Unfashionable/dated-looking, certainly, that's a legitimate criticism--the current
fashion is for a much flatter look, and the creator of Masalla does seem to have 
done a good job with that aesthetic.  There is nothing wrong with changing the 
default icon package to something more modern-looking--KDE did it more than 
once.  I'm cautiously in favour of a move provided the Crystal set remains available 
and we have the manpower to fix things like install scripts (which may end up being
the sticking point).

One purely technical thing we have to consider if we're going to replace the default 
icon theme, though, is that the replacement must offer at least as much coverage as
Crystal, in terms of the applications it has icons for.  In particular, we'd need to
ensure there are icons covering the TDE applications that are no longer in KDE,
as these are the least likely to receive any "love" from an artist who isn't working
with TDE.

E. Liddell