Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Fri Jun 28 21:27:36 UTC 2013

Sorry, I guess I was using ideas that expected you to already know what I
was saying... I am not a good teacher.

I will try hard to explain below in answer to points. (scroll down for
more info)

On Fri, June 28, 2013 5:36 am, Shubham Mishra wrote:
> On 06/22/2013 11:31 AM, Len Ovens wrote:
>> Hello Mish,
>>    I am not sure how you would like to work on the icon theme. It might
>> be
>> easiest to keep your own branch updated and we can merge it with main
>> any time you feel a releasable step has been made. We can also release
>> snapshots in your own ppa or the US ppa so that you or the rest of us
>> can test it before release.
>> I have found the easiest way to test things like this is to just install
>> the file on my own machine and see how it works.
>> Let me know if you need any help at all.
> Hi Len
>      Sorry for the late reply. I've been sick the entire last week so I
> could only check my mail now. I am not sure I get what you're trying to
> say. When you say 'snapshot', do you mean a package which after
> installing would replace the old icons with the ones in the package?

No need to worry about snapshot. What it means is like an in-between quick
test release.

> Also when you say icon-theme,  do you mean the icons for the menu or a
> general icon theme for everything?

Either/and/or  I want you to feel free to do as much or little as you feel
like/have time for. I have forked the menu icons we use so that even if
the ubuntustudio icon theme is not used our menu items will still have
some sort of icon. So if you change those icons in the ubuntustudio icon
theme they will override the ones I have made, but if the user decides to
use some other icon theme, our menus will still work... sort of a backup.
Obviously having our menu icons look unified with each other as well as
the desktop theme (and nicer than mine) are priorities. Our icon theme
bypasses xubuntu's.. I am not sure that is a great idea as we are using
the same desktop theme and so their icon theme might match the desktop
rather well and be a good starting point. If you have ubuntustudio loaded
you should be able to install the xubuntu-icon-theme package and select it
to see what it looks like. If you don't like it, you are welcome to come
up with your own too.

> Also is there a page on the wiki or somewhere where we can look at what
> we already have and what needs to be worked on or improved upon? Because
> I'm somewhat confused as to what I need to work on now.
> Sorry for all the questions....

Good questions :)
We are using only two of your icons right now for video and mixers. They
both have a similar style.... Mine have a similar style too... similar to
my 7 year old's drawings :P

Basically anything that can look more polished than what I have done. The
Audio production and submenus, publishing (that one just looks like a
document right now), Photography, Graphic design. Those are the main ones
I would like to see redone. In the style of what you have done so far. You
can of coarse do some of the other menu icons as well, media playback for
example or even play with the ubuntustudio icon... so long as the logo
still looks like our logo :)

If you have a launchpad account, you should be able to install bzr and do a:
bzr branch lp:~ubuntustudio-dev/ubuntustudio-icon-theme/UbuntuStudio
in a directory set aside for this like ~/software/icons for example. This
will put a copy of the the ubunto studio icon theme in that directory.
Make a change, update the debian/changelog file and then do a:
bzr commit -m "added silly icon to bug Len"
(well I hope your comment makes more sense, I normally use the same text I
added to the changelog)

When you have done some changes and would like us to look at them or add
them to the main package. You should be able to go to your lauchpad home
page and make sure you have your ssh keys set up right for that machine.
Then you can go to your "Code" page. (see the word Code at the top of the
page right under your name. Not too far down you will see a bzr push
command for your page. So you want to be in your terminal in the directory
where you can see the debian and usr directories,
(~/software/icons/ubuntustudio/ in the example I showed above) and do that
bzr push command but with a "branch name" of ubuntustudio-icon-theme. This
will upload your work to your code page. You can then post the url of your
code page in the mailing list of the irc channel and one of us can look at
it and merge it into the the main branch. Probably still not really clear
:)  but there are some help icons along the way on your home pages in
launchpad too.

Ignore any of this stuff you already know... ask about anything not clear.
This is a long term project so there is no rush or pressure.

Len Ovens

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