Fw: Gnome-Colors Brave in 9.04

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue May 19 22:42:00 UTC 2009

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Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:44:20 -0700
From: Daniel Fore <daniel.p.fore at gmail.com>
To: xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Gnome-Colors Brave in 9.04

Hey Team,

It's come to my attention that Gnome-Colors Brave has become the default
icon set for Xubuntu 9.04. The way I found out was that someone sent me
a message congratulating me on the fact that the new Xubuntu set
featured mostly elementary icons. That's right. elementary. Not

So, I went to do some research because a couple other distos have asked
permission to use elementary icons and I figured it'd be good press to
say that Xubuntu used elementary icons as well. But, when I went to
look, I saw this other theme that looked a lot like an old version of
elementary icons, but recolored and with a couple tango icons here and

What I'm getting at here is, why not use the real elementary icons
instead of this imitation?

The real elementary icons are more open. Almost all of the icons are in
SVG format, meaning they are more open to criticism, changes,
restyling, and every other trait we've come to love from open sourced

The real elementary icons are smaller. Gnome-colors weighs in at a
whopping 30MB where as elementary weighs in at 2.3MB. I think
elementary follows the Xubuntu philosophy better here.

The real elementary icons are pre-packaged. Every three months I
personally create a new DEB package for elementary icons. This would
save you the time of downloading the entire Gnome-Colors set, picking
out the icons you want, and then repackaging.

The real elementary icons use a single license. Every elementary icon is
GPL. You don't have to worry about the multiple license issue that
Gnome-colors has.

The real elementary icons are under constant revision and optimization.
The latest revision of elementary icons is 10x smaller than it was last
year and renders up to 400x faster while I've increased the actual
content of the set 4x and the level of detail is unrivaled by any other
purely vector icon set out there.

In short, don't settle for a rip-off recolor icon set. Get the real
thing from the original artist. It'll be worth it.

Best Regards,

Daniel Foré


Charlie Kravetz 
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