[Qgis-developer] Icon theme update

Noli Sicad nsicad at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 16:00:40 PDT 2013

Hope the final gis theme looks not so foreign (aka "odd looking") in
the Mac OS X.

Gis theme looks nice in Ubuntu.


On 4/17/13, Tim Sutton <lists at linfiniti.com> wrote:
> Hi
> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM, Larry Shaffer <larrys at dakotacarto.com>
> wrote:
> 8<------snip--------------
>>> One consequence of eliminating the "classic" theme as an option is a lot
>>> of otherwise good, general documentation (articles, blog posts,
>>> stackexchange posts, books) will be crippled.
> I think most users would figure out the difference, though I guess it
> would be confusing for complete newbies. Since GIS 2.0 will ship with
> the GIS theme activated by default (and it would show up on all
> computers as default since QGIS 2.0 has a discrete settings archive)
> having or not having the old theme won't make any difference to the
> user's out of box experience. You would need to go back to old
> materials and instruct the user to switch themes in the options dialog
> before those materials  could make sense to them.
>> * When developing or updating an icon for a 2.0+ feature, only one icon
>> is
>> made for the new theme, and then copied to the classic theme, i.e.
>> minimal
>> development time spent on the old theme.
> There should be no need for this - if the new theme is the default any
> other theme should fall back to it if an icon is not present (assuming
> the original logic I wrote for that has not since been removed).
>> * After 2.0 is released, remove the classic theme from master branch and
>> only move forward with the new theme. This assumes that between 2.0 and
>> 2.1
>> many of the screen captures can be updated. Still not helpful for a book,
>> however.
>> Thoughts on those ideas?
> Personally I think that just defers the problem.
> Regards
> Tim
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