ubuntustudio icons

Scott Lavender scottalavender at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 13:30:37 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> On Tue, July 24, 2012 11:29 am, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-07-24 at 22:56 +0530, Shubham Mishra wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Len Ovens wrote
> >> >Can I do this from the command line? How?
> >> [snip]
> >> Exporting though can be easily done using the GUI with File>Export
> >> Bitmap
> >
> > I guess Len wish to be able to scale by scripts etc..
> There are actually some things that do not import svg images directly. TK
> is one of them. I am finding there are also xdg tools ment for installing
> icon themes etc that don't deal with svgs either.
> Anyway, I use tk/tcl quite a bit for quick gui utilities. I have made
> scripts that read the *.desktop file and use the icon as a button to start
> that app. It doesn't work if the icon is an SVG.. So I now know how to
> save an svg to a temp png file so I can import it for display.
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i'm not going to try to clip everyone's comments so i will just add my
comments on the last current comment.

thank you len for giving this oversight and making a list of required
icons. that has given this a much better chance of success because of these

i want to point out a few things to help share the information. i'm sure
micah or emmet can correct me where i misspeak ;)

 * a .svg file can be smaller than a .bmp (this obviously reducing size
 * i believe .png files can be created during package installation (using
the rules file?)
 * a single .png file can create multiple .png files during installation
(greatly reducing size requirements)

therefore, i believe we should strive to create a single .svg for each type
(or category, not size) of required icon.

micah and i have previously discussed converting .svg to .png for various
icons already. i have those bugs linked and will review them soon.


p.s. hi emmet! it has been a long time since i have talked to you.
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