Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Oct 2006 19:27 UTC, submitted by Valour
BeOS & Derivatives "The Haiku Project had its annual conference in Orlando this past weekend, and though I have little experience with BeOS or Haiku, I decided to attend and write about the conference because it's 20 minutes from my home. It's called WalterCon because 'Walter' was one of the proposed names for what was to become a free replacement for BeOS. Be, Inc. may be dead and gone, and the BeOS source code may have been sold and warehoused, but the spirit of Be lives on in Haiku and WalterCon. If only it had a little more developer support, you'd be hearing about the Haiku operating system a lot more often. Heck, you might even be using it."
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RE: New icon set
by brewmastre on Tue 31st Oct 2006 20:47 UTC in reply to "New icon set"
brewmastre
Member since:
2006-08-01

Thats a good question. Its not like its critical to the OS but it will help in building its own identity and sadly enough, pretty does help sell an OS

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RE[2]: New icon set
by mikesum32 on Tue 31st Oct 2006 23:35 in reply to "RE: New icon set"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

And the winner is... Stippi.


Meh.

/me voted for ponkan

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RE[3]: New icon set
by Phloptical on Wed 1st Nov 2006 01:02 in reply to "RE[2]: New icon set"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Stippi? Ugh, seriously? That's very disappointing.

I thought Honey was the best looking set of icons out of all of them, and to that end buries most of what I've seen for KDE, Gnome, and Windows. It looked polished, professional, and to the caliber of the OS X icon sets.

My problem with icon sets is that the majority of them look too cartoon-ish....way too bright, little shadowing, thick outlines.....not my cup of tea.

I hope the guys (and girls) at Haiku decide to release all the icon sets when they ever get around to R1. That way we can customize to whatever we want.

And, yes, I know an OS is more than a pretty face, but that face is what we users have to get up to every morning. Like dating an ugly woman.....

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RE[3]: New icon set
by merkoth on Wed 1st Nov 2006 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: New icon set"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

And the winner is... Stippi.


Meh.

/me voted for ponkan


AFAIK, the Haiku Team said that winning the contest did not mean that they were going to make your icon theme the official one nor include every single icon in the final release. The real goal of the contest was to get some clues about what style would the public like to see in the default iconset and then make the icons, based on that feedback.

I don't remember, but they're likely to have said this in the mailing list, not the website nor the forums though. Even having a PR team, the actual relationship with the public is still an issue to adress for Haiku.

Anyway, IIRC, you weren't supposed to vote only one theme...

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