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Hi Thorsten, *

Thorsten Behrens schrieb:
Do you want us to work on single source files for each icon?

Yes, that's the proposal. Makes an automated workflow much easier,
one can give the svgs telling names, etc etc.

Slight change in plan - since the mimetype icons are so similar (in
terms of gradients, borders, colors etc), thought it may actually be
a good idea to keep it in one source file - assigned proper area
placeholder labels therefore, and uploaded the tweaked svg here:

It is really reasonable to keep one file - cloning is not possible among different files (at least I don't know how to do), colors and gradients can stay consistent this way.

There's a tiny Python script that scrapes the label names from the
svg, and calls inkscape to export individual pngs from it.

It works like this: you make the "Size Placeholder Document Symbols"
layer editable, and (for ease of handling) crank its opacity to

In the file I got from your link, the placeholders have no filling, so modification to the opacity doesn't work.

I can't see any color on any object I add to this layer (even with 100% opacity). Can you tell me, where to change this opacity for the entire layer?

For each column (like Writer), you select one of the
placeholders, and set its Object Properties ->  Label. For existing
icons, you notice the naming scheme, e.g. "main_128_hc" or
"main_128". Before running the script, of course you need to set
that placeholder layer opacity back to 0, to not have it visible.

As you already did the naming for all the placeholders, we can just work on the icons and improve them - as long as we leave the placeholders (and the positions of the icons) unchanged, the script will be able to extract the icons.

Thank you very much for this possibility to ease the implementation of new icons in the source!

I strongly suggest similar setups, should we even touch other icons.


(perhaps for menu icons?)

Best regards


PS: Would you mind licensing your modifications to the source under the triple license in the wiki: CC-by-sa/LGPL/MPL ?
This would allow us to use your file as the basis for the next iterations...

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