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Old 04-19-2008, 06:53 PM
Martin Sourada
Default Current Echo ToDo

I've just finished prioritizing the Icons in the To Do list for Gnome
Menus [1]. It gives us about 50 icons that need to be created/edited
before 0.4 release. Here's an list of them with short commentary:

* accessories-archive-manager - official icon is blurry, probably need
to think about better metaphor
* accessories-text-editor - need to fix SVG and add missing sizes
* audio-input-microphone - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes, add
gnome-grecord symlink
* battery-* - need to fix SVGs, add missing sizes, add symlink
gnome-power-manager -> battery-charged
* computer - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* dialog-password - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* drive-harddisk - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* drive-optical - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* graphics-image-viewer - need brand new icon
* input-keyboard - need to correct the symlinks to input-keyboard and
preferences-destkop-keyboard, need to create missing sizes, perhaps some
improvement to SVG
* input-mouse - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* media-optical-{cd,dvd} - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* multimedia-movie-player - need brand new icon
* multimedia-music-player - need brand new icon
* network-* - need to correct SVG, add missing sizes, possible to base
of preferences-system-network
* office-mail-calendar - need brand new icon, or can we use only
* office-spreadsheet - need brand new icon
* office-word-processor - need brand new icon
* preferences-desktop-accessibility - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* preferences-desktop-applications (gnome-settings-default-applications)
- need brand new icon
* preferences-desktop-bluetooth - need to add symlink, shadow and sizes
* preferences-desktop-effects - need brand new icon
* preferences-desktop-input - need brand new icon
* preferences-desktop-locale - need brand new icon
* preferences-desktop-screensaver - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* preferences-destkop-menu - need brand new icon
* preferences-dictionary-editor - need brand new icon
* preferences-system-authentication - need brand new icon
* preferences-system-bootloader - need brand new icon
* preferences-system-date - need brand new icon
* preferences-system-firewall - need brand new icon, consider wall on
fire for metaphor
* preferences-system-security - need brand new icon
* preferences-system-users - need brand new icon
* preferences-volumes-logical - need brand new icon
* printer - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* security-high - need brand new icon
* software-update-available - need to fix guidelines violation, add
missing sizes
* system-file-manager - need brand new icon
* system-lock-screen - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* system-log-out - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* system-network-control - need brand new icon, consider using
* system-search - need to fix SVG, add missing sizes
* system-software-update - need to fix guidelines violation, add missing
* utilities-disk-manager - need brand new icon
* utilities-logviewer - need brand new icon
* utilities-security-troubleshoot - need brand new icon
* video-display - need brand new icon, possible to use monitor from

Should you be interested in creating/fixing any of the above mentioned
icons add your name and the icon name to our progress tracking page [2],
if you don't have wiki edit rights there, ask me or Luya to do it for

Here are some tips for the creating:
1. get to know the guidelines [3]
2. if possible use same/similar metaphors that are already used in other
icon themes, especially gnome and tango [4]
3. try not to use blur in inkscape, save for shadow. First the rendering
is slow, second the rendering by native gnome libraries is buggy
4. when you are creating 22x22 and 24x24 icons, use 22x22 for the 24x24
as well, just add a 1px wide transparent border. Saves a lot of work.
5. Check how the icons looks in 1:1 zoom, to see whether it sharp. In
order to be sharp it needs to fit into pixel grid. Inkscape has a
helpful feature called "Icon Preview" located in the View menu which
helps to see the problematic places.

Once the icon is created post it here on the art list for consideration.
If it is accepted by me and Luya that means it is ready to be uploaded
to git, otherwise we usually add comments about what needs to be


[1] https://fedorahosted.org/echo-icon-theme/wiki/ToDo/GnomeMenus
[2] https://fedorahosted.org/echo-icon-theme/wiki/ToDo/InProgress
[3] https://fedorahosted.org/echo-icon-theme/wiki/Guidelines
[4] http://people.freedesktop.org/~jimmac/icons/

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