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The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

KDE.News looks at Oxygen in the Road to KDE 4 series. "One of the big visual changes just happened in KDE 4, the transition of kdelibs to the Oxygen Icon set. This transition is still in progress, and it includes a massive icon naming scheme change that affects thousands of files. But, the Oxygen artwork project much is more than just an icon set, it's a unified way to do artwork for KDE 4. SVG an essential part of Oxygen, so many applications that are now capable of SVG display are also using Oxygen styled artwork."
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The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 8, 2007 23:48 UTC (Thu) by mmarq (guest, #2332) [Link]

"" The Oxygen team was responsible for developing parts of this naming scheme, but they did so as part of freedesktop.org so that there is less confusion about icon schemes between Gnome and KDE (and other environments) in the future. ""

Meaning that gnome apps, mozilla and Ooffice in KDE could 'transparently' use the same icons for the same functionalities ?

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 9, 2007 4:17 UTC (Fri) by Sutoka (guest, #43890) [Link]

It means that any applications that follows the Tango specification (don't
confuse the Tango spec with the Tango reference icon set!) will be able to
use Oxygen icons, whether thats a KDE app, a Gnome app, Mozilla/Firefox
(doubt that would happen), OOo, or any other application.

Unfortunately that won't apply to things like color schemes and widget
styles without using something similar to the gtk-qt theme engine and the
like (though with Qt4 it should be much easier to do that in a less
hackish way, since Qt4.2 uses the glib event loop by default on *nix).

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 9, 2007 4:44 UTC (Fri) by mepr (guest, #4819) [Link]

... qt is using the glib event loop by default ...

TILT

/Cognative Dissonance/

cool!

Mark

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 9, 2007 5:27 UTC (Fri) by aseigo (guest, #18394) [Link]

it's the freedesktop.org naming spec, not the tango spec. the tango
project has put much effort into the spec, but it's a freedesktop spec.
this also makes it easier to avoid the exact semantic confusion you had to
offer clarification over =)

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 9, 2007 1:00 UTC (Fri) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

Where do we download it??

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 9, 2007 4:21 UTC (Fri) by Sutoka (guest, #43890) [Link]

You can get it from the KDE SVN server, but you'll have to use the trunk
KDE code (where KDE4 is being developed) to use it, also I believe a lot
of applications haven't completely (or at all) switched over to the tango
naming scheme (like in the Dolphin screenshot on the Dot shows several
Crystal icons).

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 9, 2007 5:30 UTC (Fri) by aseigo (guest, #18394) [Link]

freedesktop.org naming scheme, but yeah, i just finished committing
changes to every app in kde's main modules + koffice today. a script by
lucag helped immensely in this work. and with oxygen now the default theme
for the icon loader, you don't get a mix of crystal and oxygen. the latter
was the biggest reason for the mix of oxygen and crystal, though, not the
names that were used.

there are a number of icons still missing from oxygen, however, so there
are more "?" icons in interfaces than there will be when 4.0 ships ;)

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons (KDE.News)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 22:57 UTC (Sun) by mmarq (guest, #2332) [Link]

"" freedesktop.org naming scheme, but yeah,... ""

hmmm.... what is the "mainstreat" opinion this days, about a proper extensible theming engine, encompasing icons, color schemes, font rendering... usable by KDE, Gnome , Mozilla, OOo... Is Portland project "up to it" ?


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