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

From: Uwe Scholz
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] New icon contest :-)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:53:16 +0100
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Hey Ken,

No worries, I don't plan to change the icon completely. As said, I actually 
like the floppy disc and I just would like to have it modernized :-)

From time to time I thought about doing this already, but some days ago I 
stumbled other this blog post from Jakub, which just motivated me to ask for 
help here.

We also could ship the old icon within the gcmd package or even better just 
place the old icon somewhere on the homepage of Gnome Commander (in a history 
section?) for reference.

Best wishes

Am 29. Januar 2019 14:09:12 MEZ schrieb kht-lists <address@hidden>:
>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>
>> 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
>> > 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
>> > 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,
>> >     and outstanding logo ? (Like, eg, the firefox)
>> >
>> >
>> > Personally, i think a dual pane is a bad idea, since it looks
>> > and similar to many calc/text document icons.
>> > Then what would be the most important or characteristic feature,
>> > the panes ?
>> > I would vote for the unique 'logo' though and that could be
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > know what REALLY is there.
>> > For me, gcmd is access to the good old filesystem and it only shows
>> > real things. That's why it feels like an anchor.
>> >
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