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Re: [gcmd-usr] New icon contest :-)

From: kht-lists
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] New icon contest :-)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:09:12 +0000

Having read the blog about simplifying the "mechanics" of the icons (i.e. not 
requiring many copies of each icon in different sizes etc.) - great idea. 
Updating the artwork of the icons just to make them "modern" not so good an 
idea. Changing a display icon from a CRT to a flat panel - OK that makes sense. 
As for program icons... if the developers/maintainers want a new icon to 
emphasize a new and upgraded version of the program - fine. Pushing the 
developers to "modernize" the look of their icons? This is not within the Gnome 
organization's scope of responsibility/authority IMHO.

As to the g-c icon... This program took its inspiration from Norton Commander 
(the first DOS program I purchased.) It came on a 3 1/2" diskette. The current 
icon honors that heritage. That said... I use the Mate desktop with the old 
Gnome2 style panels.  I have the launcher for g-c towards the left end of my 
panels - don't know why, that is just where I always place the launcher. The 
g-c icon is blue and square vs. Thunderbird which is blue and round. I usually 
click the correct one without even studying the actual icon.  If you decide to 
change the artwork on the g-c icon, please keep it shaped square and colored 
blue :-)

Ken Taylor
Clayton, NC USA

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On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:19 AM, Uwe Scholz <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hey Michael,
> it might be that you forgot to attach the anchor icon, no? ;-)
> Anyways, I did not (yet) think of redesigning the icon, sorry that I was not 
> specific in this point. I was more thinking of a new svg icon which should 
> look a bit more like we are in the year 2019 and not 20 years in the past. :-D
> Personally I like the floppy disk icon as one directly can understand that 
> the application has something to do with the files or the system on the 
> computer (assuming that people still know what a floppy disc was used for). 
> But if it comes to a decision that we should change the icon I'm more than 
> open to do so.
> As we have the "Commander" word in the title of our application, I was also 
> thinking of a steering wheel like they had on old wodden pirate ships. What 
> about that Something like those in here: 
> https://www.flaticon.com/free-icons/steering-wheel ^_^
> Best
> Uwe
> Am 29. Januar 2019 03:44:39 MEZ schrieb Michael address@hidden:
> > Uwe,
> > Funny enough i've had exactly that though, out of the blue, when i
> > looked into my collection of accumulated icons and wondered why there
> > are still non-svg icons.
> > And when it come to filesize, that does not seem to matter anymore
> > today. Handbrake comes with a 3,3 MByte sized icon ... and totally
> > stupid stuff with a drink and ananas ... wow. But nice :D
> > However, i'm in no position to work on this right now ... grunting
> > under load :D and i've not worked with graphix for so many years now.
> > But i may create a mockup if i'm bored :D
> > The questions are right here:
> >
> > -   Should the icon depict something characteristic for gcmd, like a dual
> >     pane ?
> >
> > -   Or is that not so important, and it should rather be a unique, nice,
> >     and outstanding logo ? (Like, eg, the firefox)
> >
> >
> > Personally, i think a dual pane is a bad idea, since it looks boring
> > and similar to many calc/text document icons.
> > Then what would be the most important or characteristic feature, after
> > the panes ?
> > I would vote for the unique 'logo' though and that could be anything,
> > like an animal or something out of GC letters, or just colors.
> > What do you think ?
> > For example, since i don't like that floppy disk so much, i've settled
> > with a blue anchor icon (attch) stolen from some debian package, for my
> > gcmd launcher. It evokes positive feelings of safety, and bein
> > 'anchored' in the filesystem. I really hate all that virtual folder
> > things in the recent Microsoft Explorer, or Apple Finder, where i never
> > know what REALLY is there.
> > For me, gcmd is access to the good old filesystem and it only shows the
> > real things. That's why it feels like an anchor.
> >
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