Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Aug 2005 20:24 UTC
GTK+ GTK+ 2.8.0 has been released. You can download it from here, and read the release notes here. GTK+ 2.8.0 depends on the Cairo vector graphics library for rendering most of the GTK+ widgets, bringing graphics capabilities as antialiased shapes, alpha blending, and gradients.
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RE: Replace Stock icons
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 10:56 UTC in reply to "Replace Stock icons"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

The problem with using too much color in icons and themes, is that you always wind up with having people who don't like it, The current defaults in Gnome are sane enough, I think, althought the icons could use an update, but *not* by adding a few colors, and definitely not Gorilla or Nuvola.

Maybe Suede?

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RE[2]: Replace Stock icons
by Daniel Borgmann on Sun 14th Aug 2005 11:23 in reply to "RE: Replace Stock icons"
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2005-07-08

I have yet to see any icon theme for GNOME that looks as nice and polished as the current set (and this includes Suede). Currently I'm using the gperfection set, which builds on it and AFAIK many items of it are getting merged for 2.12.

An icon set needs to be complete and actively maintained, so unless Jimmac changes his style or someone else steps up and does a similar magnificiant job, I really don't think it would be smart to start from scratch with a new style. At the very least, it would have to be a serious and unquestionable improvement.

Anyway, it's quite amazing how long I've been using the current GNOME icons now and I still love them. ;) Every once in a while I try one of the new shiny icon sets, but always get tired of them very quickly.

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RE[3]: Replace Stock icons
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 11:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Replace Stock icons"
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2005-06-29

Anyway, it's quite amazing how long I've been using the current GNOME icons now and I still love them. ;) Every once in a while I try one of the new shiny icon sets, but always get tired of them very quickly.

Yeah, I agree. The original icon set is the only really complete one, so I always end up using it too. It might not be as shiny as Crystal, or Apple's Aqua icons I use on my iBook, but at least it is coherent, and it doesn't pretend to be anything more than a default icon set.

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RE[3]: Replace Stock icons
by Felix on Sun 14th Aug 2005 15:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Replace Stock icons"
Felix Member since:
2005-08-14

"I have yet to see any icon theme for GNOME that looks as nice and polished as the current set (and this includes Suede). Currently I'm using the gperfection set, which builds on it and AFAIK many items of it are getting merged for 2.12."

With Suede I agree with you. They look much better than the current icons because they have brighter, friendlier colors and not so many details which is better if you have small icons like 16x16.

Too many details look a little bit childish sometimes like the icon with the car for the Gnome configuration editor.

But as far I have seen the Suede icon set has no stock icons but it would be great to use the other icons of it in the next Gnome release.

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RE[2]: Replace Stock icons
by Felix on Sun 14th Aug 2005 15:28 in reply to "RE: Replace Stock icons"
Felix Member since:
2005-08-14

"The problem with using too much color in icons and themes, is that you always wind up with having people who don't like it,..."

Yes, for me Suede is much better as I have written in an upper post but it's missing stock icons.

I think in times where we have more than 16 colors desktops can be a little bit more colorful than the default icons are. Which doesn't imply that using many colors is better.

Ok, Nuvola is maybe too colorful but Suede could be a good start for a new complete icon set. Especially it consist of SVG icons.

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