I wrote that there is no icon in the error message
(https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46777) and suggest solutions.
I took a look at the bug you link to and the screenshot you provide of
your icons (sadly, I can't open most of them in EOG).
So, first: thanks for working on our branding!
Here are some comments regarding your bug report,
A.1 "Chart" is a module that can be used from within any of the main
LibO applications (except Base). There is no way to save (currently)
to save a chart as an independent file (you can save as a PDF or an
image, but then you lose lots of information). IMHO, the current icon
doesn't need to be changed, because it's only an application icon so
far, not an actual MIME type icon.
A.2 I guess you're right, master document are always be opened by
Writer, so I tend to agree with the choice of a blue document border.
(Is there something I am overlooking?)
A.3 This one's tricky, because we're using the same icons for the
individual applications and for MIME types associated with them. I
believe the long-term strategy is to de-emphasise the applications and
focus more on documents (hence, The Document Foundation). If this icon
were used only for Writer/Web, then yes, it should have a blue border.
But most LibO apps can save to HTML and I believe we might need this
icon mostly as an MIME type. Hence, having different icons for
Writer/Web and for HTML might be a good idea for the future. For now,
I have to disagree with you.
A.4 I don't agree with this, either. While LibO's support for foreign
file formats is limited and will probably remain somewhat limited
(even though the developers are working pretty hard to get thigns into
a usable state), to users it should not matter much if they are
opening a DOC or an ODT – it will open in the same application and
enable them to do the same things.
A.5 You're right, we need a generic template icon which should also be
used for all these purposes, so yes, 27.ico is what we need.
B I believe we're doing this exactly as Microsoft advises us to:
Can you check what Windows does when we hand it a 96*96 icon additionally?
C I assume you mean the icons used for "New" element in the standard
toolbar? I hate that as much as you, but it's actually quite tricky to
fix as the icons don't have logical names at all and seemingly lay
around in semi-random places (see the other thread). (Also, this is
the one places where we currently require (for reasons unknown to me)
26*26 icons in all themes.)
D Hm. What icon do you mean? The drawing template icon does seem to
have a spiral binding.
Finally: How about editing the SVG that we have for our icons? That
should make the workflow a lot better than just editing the resulting
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