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With the release of LibreOffice 3.5, lot of website talk about it , and
people publish comments. In France, and I suppose it's the same anywhere
else, it seems people would really like to have new icons, the actual
looking outdated for them.

It seems we don't have professionals icons designers here who have time to
help with "guidelines of LibO icons design" actually, but I think we can
decide on some point today :

First point : Do we need OS related icons ? default ? option ? let
community make extensions to integrate them ?
Then : Is the flat icon set a good idea ? Does someone can help use with
the idea of how to "auto-color" icons, or do we need to integrate colorated
icons ?
Finally, it's not really a decision, what icons do we need (yes it's useful
to know ;) )

Here are my thought :
We shouldn't try to make system integrated icons, because it's too much
work for us (I think), If people really want them (Or distrib such as Mint,
Ubuntu, Fedora and others), community and companies behind them will easily
made extension for that.
More of that, point 2, I'm totally with the idea of flat icon set proposed
by Mirek, and system integrated icons would just break everything ....

Feed back appreciated, maybe votes ?


2012/2/6 Kévin PEIGNOT <>


I don't think using system icons would be a good idea : except it could be
more integrated, it would break the logic behind mono/bi-chrome icons and
color codes (see Mirek proposal :, I
personally am a supporter of this one ).

More of that, having OS icons only for GNU/Lunx Libreoffice versions would
be a useless amount of work (to verify it works fine, it uses the good icon
...). So we should maintain one and only one icon set, with the possibility
for the user to change it if he wants, but others icons sets wouldn't be
officially supported (extensions ? )


2012/2/6 Stefan Knorr (Astron) <>

Hi all,

I don't know how feasible this would be, but IMHO it would be great if
could use some of the systems icons. I don't know whether thats
possible on
Win or Mac OS, but on Linux, the systems icon could be used which would
adapt to icon theme changes.

On Linux, it would probably be feasible if someone worked on first.

On other systems, using the OS icons is probably not an option, because:
* on Windows, icons tend to be in DLL's and EXE's (not extractable or
* on Mac OS ... I don't know, I guess the icon are compiled into the
binaries, too.

That said, I would prefer if icon themes were treated as extensions
than having a few sets hard-coded into LibreOffice with no obvious way
add or remove them.

The developers see that similarly ... I believe there's an Easy Hack
somewhere, too.


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