[Qgis-developer] Icon theme update

HAUBOURG regis.haubourg at eau-adour-garonne.fr
Tue Apr 16 05:11:00 PDT 2013

+ 1 for your color proposal.  I didn't get work was still in progress on gis theme. I'll be pleased to give feedback on changes, but I don't have time or skill to suggest icons. 

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Robert Szczepanek [mailto:robert at szczepanek.pl] 
Envoyé : mardi 16 avril 2013 10:40
À : Nathan Woodrow
Cc : HAUBOURG; qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org; graphics at lists.osgeo.org
Objet : Re: [Qgis-developer] Icon theme update


Very reduced use of colors in gis theme was intentional.
Colors should be used in come consistent manner.
Blue-gray was just a base. Now we can start adding (with caution) colors.

Central part of icon:
yellow - select, selected object
green - object to be edited
blue - neutral (any context)

Action part of icon (right bottom):
yellow - create, select
green - add
red - delete, remove
blue - others

I know some icons are VERY similar in look, so feel free to propose what new color should be used where.
Use this threat if possible please.


On 16.04.2013 10:18, Nathan Woodrow 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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