[Mapbender-users] [Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo style]
arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Tue Dec 23 04:34:58 EST 2008
for your interest, I think this is a good idea. If anybody feels like coordinating this please have a look at Tango and/or contact Stevens.
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo style
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 23:05:35 +0100
From: Steven M. Ottens <steven at minst.net>
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To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
My coding days are over, it seems that almost everybody within the
OSGeo community is a better coder than me. This in itself is not a
problem, it mainly means that the general codingskill is high within
our community (or at least I hope it is ;) But personally it gives me
a lack of purpose. This personal rambling is of no interest to you
all I presume, but I've discovered something which I think might be
of interest to the entire OSGeo community.
I've been more a designer than a coder from the first moment I
touched a computer and I noticed that within the OSGeo community
there are many coders but not many designers (interface, graphical,
whatever). We as a community produce a series of of superb
applications but they all use their own buttons and have their own
behavior. There is no "osgeo look 'n feel". Still many applications
have similar functions and similar buttons, which all look different
and sometimes behave different. This makes it difficult to move from
one application to another or to combine multiple applications.
Within the broader open source community this problem has been
acknowledged already, resulting in the tango project: http://
tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Gallery they have a basic set of
rules and aim to create a set of icons which can be used by all
desktop applications, being GNOME/KDE/Whatever.
So my proposal is to use the Tango-set for our applications and
create a GIS superset for our specific needs. If there are projects
interested in this idea I'm happy to start working on this.
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