[ubuntu-art] request: tango style synaptic icons
4pascal at tpg.com.au
Wed Apr 5 11:01:28 BST 2006
On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 00:37 +0200, Andreas Nilsson wrote:
> Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> > hello,
> > I "designed" the original package status icons in synaptic. It would be
> > nice if someone could do some tango styled ones. The icons have to
> > reflect the status of the package:
> > New icons don't need to follow my old metaphor:
> > At the moment I use a filled box to show that the package is installed.
> > A white box represents an uninstalled package. Arrows indicate an
> > upgrade (up arrow), downgrade (down arrow) or installation (left arrow).
> > To be removed packages get a red cross.
> > Furthermore we use the distribution icon in a separate column to
> > indicate that the package is part of the official repository. It would
> > be nice if someone could find a way to merge this to icons.
> How about something along the lines of this:
> http://ramnet.se/~nisse/diverse/temp/synaptic-proposal.png ?
> Installed packages are in color, uninstalled packages are in monocrome
> and toned down.
> The good thing about this solution is that the shapes are more
> distinguishable this way, the bad thing is that it's not using the
> checkbox-style metaphor any more.
> What do you think, fellow ubuntu-artists?
> - Andreas
I agree with Cory on this one, but that definitely is a step forward.
How about just alterning the icons we need that would normally otherwise
be monochrome? Less work and consistent?
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