Icons, logos, Tango, consistency, the user experience, and our project looks like a 2D champaign flute

Warren Dumortier nwarrenfl at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 16:51:57 CDT 2009

2009/4/17 Roderick Colenbrander <thunderbird2k at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 9:34 PM, Joel Holdsworth
> <joel at airwebreathe.org.uk> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Apologies if you've already read this - I've been having trouble
>> getting the message to go through.
>> I just had a play around with Tango-ifying Wine. The end result was
>> quite pleasing. There aren't too many icons to deal with, so it's not a
>> long job.
>> All I've done here is swap out the shell32 icons, but I think the
>> experience is definitely improved (see
>> http://www.airwebreathe.org.uk/shell32.png ). Is it worth me submitting
>> the patch?
>> http://www.airwebreathe.org.uk/0001-Replaced-shell32-icons-with-Tango-icons.patch.txt
>> I tried doing the same for user32 MessageBox icons, but the end result
>> was less pleasing. These larger icons suffer from Wine's lack of alpha
>> channel support when it comes to icon rendering. Semitransparent areas
>> are rendered in black which looks yucky.
>> I'm quite interested in pursuing this. I've been following wine for a
>> long time, but I've never worked on the code. How hard is it likely to
>> be for me, a wine newbie, to patch for icon alpha support?
>> Joel
> I wouldn't be against having these patches in Wine. Half a year or so
> ago I was also looking at this but at that time this icon set was
> still under the creative commons license. The developers were willing
> to relicense the icons under the LGPL (they also mentioned that
> eventually the icons would become public domain but at that time it
> looked to happen months away). I'm glad that they are public domain
> now.
> Roderick

Congrats, it looks very nice and i hope it'll be included in the near future.
Are there plans to support transparency? I hate to see a black
background with icons...

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