[Qgis-developer] Icon theme update

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at sourcepole.ch
Tue Apr 16 01:17:10 PDT 2013


I can second that. Switching gis theme as default is ok (and afaik 
that's what most people on the list / poll voted), however it needs a 
possibility in the options to switch to the classical theme.


On 16.04.2013 10:06, Régis Haubourg wrote:
> Larry_S wrote
>> Some time ago, devs voted to move to the 'gis' theme as the default, i.e.
>> not just the one selected by default but also the only theme supported by
>> the project. Even after this update, you may notice the icons are still
>> hodge-podge with inconsistent ones needing work. Due to lack of developers
>> to maintain multiple project-supported themes, it is best to have only
>> one,
>> so that a concerted effort can be made to keep it complete and cohesive.
>> Does mean that we can use themes in QGIS 2.0?
>> No theme support code was removed, only the gis theme condensed upon the
>> current default (because many default icons are still used) and old
>> project
>> themes removed. However, there has been talk of removing all theme
>> support,
>> but I can't speak to the state of that decision.
>> I like to revive my nkids theme for QGIS 2.0 as option for Mac OS X
>>> QGIS, is this possible?
>> I'm not entirely sure, but to use a different theme than the default, you
>> will need to add it to the appropriate source directories, edit the .qrc
>> files and compile the source again. For example, nkids has been in the
>> source themes directory for awhile, but not choose-able in the gui because
>> it is not been made part of compiled-in resource system.
>> I did add some code to push any old saved theme choice over to the new
>> default, so if you did add a revamped nkids theme, maybe considering
>> giving
>> it a new name as well.
> Hi Larry,
> it's a total surprise to me, since I thought I was following list
> intensivly. I remember voting against gis theme, but majority did choose as
> default. That's fine, I'm OK with the vote. But I was thinking having the
> choice to switch back to classic theme !
> I submitted both themes to users and all of them in my corp wanted to keep
> classical one. By myself, I really have visual difficulties with gis theme
> (to much blue-grey, very few pixels to distinguish functions, overly
> complicated icons..)
> Moreover, I must say I've not been able to fund anything for months in QGIS
> project due to the lack of visibility. Please think of us and let us see
> more clearly where we can help the projects.
> Sorry for that message, but these last minute surprises really starts to be
> a problem to me.
> Régis
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Dr. Marco Hugentobler
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