[ubuntu-art] cancel / apply icons

Frank Schoep frank at ffnn.nl
Tue Sep 26 14:53:22 BST 2006

On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 03:36:10PM +0200, David Prieto wrote:
> This Launchpad bug provides cancel / apply buttons that could replace
> the current, dated, ugly ones:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/tangerine-icon-theme/+bug/40607
> You can see how the proposed cancel icon is a red cross just like the
> current one, only beautiful. And the apply button is a green tick just
> like the one we have one, so the metaphors really stay the same.
> My question is, is there a really good reason to keep the ones we have
> now instead of adding those in tango common? Is there a good reason to
> make our OS look old and dated when it could look just gorgeous?

For the Human icon theme we're working on providing the Apply and OK dialog icons, I think they are already in Edgy at the moment. Problematic is the fact that the Cancel button seems to have been 
reverted to the old Gnome one, at least it was on my installation a few days ago. So for the default installation I'm really targetting getting this solved. I will stroll through the bug reports and 
try to pick up the discussion on this as it seems there are valid reasons for the current situation.

Now that I'm mailing to the list I can also slip in the following information: my Macbook's power adapter has suddenly burned out yesterday and my battery is flat. I can't access my most recent 
e-mails, documents and designs so I am severely limited in my ability to work on things. I called Apple and they're going to send me a replacement adapter this week, not stating which day of the week 
it would be.

I was working on lots of things involving communicating with lots of artwork list subscribers, but that has ground to a halt. Without proper access to my e-mail I feel a bit isolated at the moment. I'm 
looking for tasks I can accomplish without access to my e-mail archive and I'm mailing several of you to resend or upload  attachments, sorry for the inconvenience. Luckily my laptop itself is unharmed 
and once my adapter comes in I can pick up everything again.

With kind regards,


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