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Month: January 2013

Re: [trinity-users] Icon themes for TDE

From: Leslie Turriff <jlturriff@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:13:39 -0600
On Thursday 03 January 2013 08:19:35 Alexandre Couture wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I wanted to share 2 icon themes for updating the look of TDE:
> -Crystal SVG Updated
> This icon theme comes from PCLOS MiniME 2008 (KDE 3.5.x). I don't know if
> it is an official update of the old Crystal SVG or a theme made by the
> PCLOS team, but it is a more modern version of it.
> -Oxygen for KDE3
> This is the theme used in my PCLinuxOS TDE non-official remaster. It comes
> from
> I personally think that keeping the old Crystal SVG theme as the default
> theme is not good for the TDE project. The people who haven't used TDE will
> think that it is always the same old project as KDE3. It just looks too old
> and of course, the more actual Oxygen icon theme will go this way one day
> or another, but as of now, I think that it would be a good idea for TDE to
> use Oxygen or another icon theme, at least this updated version of Crystal
> SVG.
> The same idea goes with the general theme. We aren't used to the
> ''vanilla KDE 3.5.10'' these days. Themes with big lines separating GUI
> elements aren't used anymore and even during the KDE 3.5.x days, almost
> no distros used the default theme.
> This is just my personal opinion...
> -Alexandre

	One of the main reasons I gave up on KDE4 was that all of the easily viewable 
icon themes of KDE3 had been dropped in favour of low-contrast pastel icons, 
which my ageing eyes have trouble distinguishing.  I really don't see 
anything wrong with good ol' hi-color classic.  Why change a good thing?