[Qgis-developer] Icon theme update

Larry Shaffer larrys at dakotacarto.com
Tue Apr 16 04:24:47 PDT 2013


Since adding back the old default as a 'classic' theme choice is fairly
straightforward, only taking about an hour to do, I suggest the following:
It isn't done for a couple of weeks.

Here's my reasoning. If we are all looking at only the new default theme
and helping develop that into a complete and cohesive look for 2.0, then
those who are working on it will benefit greatly by the entire dev
community's focus.

I also think Robert's and other's reworking of the default icon set to
address color and useability concerns needs the full focus and support of
the community for it to have a good chance at success. If right before GUI
freeze (~ 2 weeks), the new theme is assessed and there is still a
consensus, or maybe a vote, that there should be a second project-supported
choice, then the 'classic' theme can readily be put back in.

Please let me know what you think of that approach.



On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Don't be sorry, everyone's opinion should be heard. I have mixed
> feelings, the old theme seems to kidish but the new one is too gray.
> Now is a good time to look at which icons are causing the most issues
> and revamp them.
> Sent from some fancy phone looking thingo
> From: Régis Haubourg
> Sent: 16/04/2013 6:06 PM
> To: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Icon theme update
> 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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