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> 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,