Re: Exciting GNOME?

On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 18:06 -0200, Everaldo Canuto wrote:
>ClearLooks is really nice but now we need a more atractive icon set.

Are they icons really that bad?  Is it just the folders that most people
find boring?  Most the icons seem pretty nice to me.

The biggest problem I see with the icons has nothing to do with them
being too boring, but with some being just plain out poorly designed.
Take the Eye of Gnome icon, for example.  What the hell is that thing?
An eye in a gnome hat?

I'd much rather see some more work go into updating some of the old
icons to the new clean, usable style that newer icons all have, then is
seeing all the existing great icons tossed out just to come up with some
colorful but useless set of icons.

>Em Ter, 2005-02-15 às 17:53 -0200, Everaldo Canuto escreveu:
>> This CleanLooks is nice but I dont like menus... I think that menu need
>> to be same aspect at tool bar like original BlueCurve.
>> Everaldo.
>> Em Ter, 2005-02-15 às 19:52 +0100, Daniel Borgmann escreveu:
>> > On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 12:13 -0500, Pat Suwalski wrote:
>> > >Gabriel Bauman wrote:
>> > >> Most folks I know install GNOME, shudder, then install Bluecurve and
>> > >> never look back.
>> > >> 
>> > >> Is it a Red Hat licensing issue perhaps?
>> > >
>> > >I would say it's a little more than that. Bluecurve is what identifies 
>> > >RedHat. I don't think that it would be appropriate to use it, legally 
>> > >possible or not. The same applies to Ximian/Novell and Industrial.
>> > 
>> > Well, did you take a look at Clearlooks[1]? Someone mentioned it at the
>> > Wiki[2], I tried it and it totally blew me away! It's based on
>> > Bluecurve, but got more modern and fresh looks. It hardly looks like
>> > Bluecurve anymore, besides some pixmaps and the menus. The author is
>> > also very actively working on it and preparing a website including a
>> > voting booth. The next version will have properly rounded scrollbars[3]
>> > and some other improvements, for example he's looking into improving the
>> > comboboxes, which traditionally look a bit like a mess[4] in Gtk.
>> > It might sound overzealous, but my honest opinion is that this engine
>> > simply smokes the competition (including Plastik, which is very popular
>> > for good reason), the author is independent of any commercial vendor and
>> > it's still rather new, so not many people know about it yet. What could
>> > be better suited?
>> > 
>> > 
>> > [1]
>> > [2]
>> > [3] (notice that Clearlooks has
>> > many color schemes already, that's just one of them)
>> > [4] I made this mockup to demonstrate the problem:
>> >
>> > 
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