ubuntustudio-icon-theme

Shubham Mishra mishrashubham2007 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 12:50:47 UTC 2013


On 06/29/2013 02:57 AM, Len Ovens wrote:
> 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.
>
>


Thanks for answering the questions. You answered them pretty well. I 
installed bazaar and made a branch like you told me to. So far I seem to 
have understood most of it. I guess I'll learn more when I eventually 
make a mistake, so brace yourselves :D.

I have one more question. The directory contains only 48x48 PNGs of the 
icons. Does that mean the other resolutions are created during build 
time from these ones?



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