Re: Icons for IM programs

2007/5/17, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>:
Le jeudi 17 mai 2007, à 17:20 +0200, Xavier Claessens a écrit :
>    Hi,
>    With all new IM clients currently under development I think we should
>    think about some GNOME desktop integration.
>    Here I suggest to move protocols and status icons to gnome-icon-theme,
>    like that we can reuse them in all GNOME applications. Actually
>    applications like pidgin, gossip, empathy, landel and event xchat-gnome,
>    all have almost the same icon set.
>    I think we should build a GNOME icon theme for all IM related icons, like
>    new-message, status-available, etc... We already have smileys and some
>    protocols but I think they should be updated with a more tango-like
>    design.
>    The benefit of moving icons to gnome-icon-theme:
>    1) avoid data duplication, projects copies icons, for example empathy's
>    icons are stolen from landel or gossip
>    2) avoid work duplication for the tango-team, for example the new-message
>    icon for xchat-gnome is almost the same for pidgin and for gossip, but
>    AFAIK it has been done from scratch for each project
>    3) users can change icons by simply install a new icon theme, actually
>    they have to change the whole client... or some clients like pidgin have
>    their own icon theme manager which is a dup of gnome (freedesktop?) icon
>    theme system.
>    I would like hear the opinion of developers from all IM clients and tango
>    artists to see if we can create a common icon set.

It probably makes sense to get the icon names in the icon naming
specification too.

 Ok so how can we add them in the icon naming spec ? Who should I contact ?


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