Ricardo: +1 to your whole message.
> MilesTogoe wrote:
> > I don't see the reason for this whole tango "push". What is so special
> > / magical about "tango". To regular users like us what does it achieve
> > ?
> to the few of us who actually prefer the Tango icons, a smile.
> > The proposed tango icons
> > are not as clear, looked washed out, .... The node icon is worse. The
> > diagram icon is near invisible, likewise gradient, eyedropper.
> you do have the right to dislike something and state it (though i do
> find your terms harsh towards something that's pretty much a labour of
> love); but please don't try to state your taste as a fact. I disagree
> with all of your points -- i find the icons pretty clear, and personally
> like the new versions a *lot* better and easier on my eyes. I know what
> i like, you know what you like.
> the question in the end, is whether Inkscape could accomodate both our
> tastes. A config entry and Preferences setting for choosing from icon
> themes seems to me the most sensible answer -- definitely easier than
> manually overriding the existing icon set. And there's not just 'Tango'
> and 'Default', some of us might have other perspectives as what we want
> to see on our screens.
> But for this, of course someone needs to code it. In the mean time, i'm
> perfectly content to accept the devs' taste and choice to set the
> application look and feel as they see fit; and in the meantime, the
> Tango icons will be sitting in my ~/.inkscape/icons. And there's some
> tweaks i'd like to make to the icons myself -- it would be ace to be
> able to easily switch the theme from inside.
> > but time would be better spent on
> > more productive things.
> well, some people do want to be productive designing icons! Even if one
> does not get the purpose of someone's effort, the 'why waste time on
> small stuff when there's bugs to be fixed' argument is pretty unfair and
> most of us enjoy doing different kinds of tasks, and in the end some
> might prefer hacking on C++, some might prefer tweaking icons, and some
> might enjoy looking for typos in the docs. And given that most are
> coding, drawing and writing in their personal free time (be it for love,
> reputation, money and whatnot), i really don't agree with the tone of
> some of the critique that has been made over this discussion.
> i am loving this thread, but i find that some issues are being overblown.
> just my 2 cents,
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