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Request for a larger icon

Patrick Monnerat
 
There's currently a request in Fedora to have application icons of at
least 64x64 pixels.

Currently, I build the icon file (png) by resizing the largest image
I've found in the repository (gdbtk/library/images/gdbtk_icon.gif),
which is 32x32 pixels. However, this is not the optimal solution.
 
I wonder if someone who participated in the early insight design has
kept some "source" material used to design the icon: a larger drawing or
a vectorial version would be great.
I would be very grateful to the person who can send me some data that'll
help me building a larger icon. Thanks in advance.
 
Cheers,
Patrick
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Re: Request for a larger icon

Keith Seitz
On 10/27/2014 06:38 AM, Patrick Monnerat wrote:
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> I wonder if someone who participated in the early insight design has
> kept some "source" material used to design the icon: a larger drawing or
> a vectorial version would be great.
> I would be very grateful to the person who can send me some data that'll
> help me building a larger icon. Thanks in advance.

Unfortunately, all the people involved in the original graphics design
for Insight were professional graphic designers -- not developers.

However, I see that we're still using GNUPro branding from twenty years
ago but the web site has been changed. I'm not a huge fan of the web
site's logo, but I think it better than using GNUPro all over the place.

So ideally what size would you like icons? I think I can convince my
wife (also a professional graphic designer) to whip us up some graphics.
How quickly do you need it?

Keith

PS. No, I haven't forgotten about the git repo! Really!
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RE: Request for a larger icon

Patrick Monnerat
 
Keith Seitz wrote:
> However, I see that we're still using GNUPro branding from twenty
years ago but the web site has been changed. I'm not a huge fan of the
web site's logo, but I think it better than using GNUPro all over the
place.

You may be right: I googled for a insight/gdbtk/gnupro logo without
success: I do not have the historical background for insight/gnupro.

> So ideally what size would you like icons?

At least 64x64, but 256x256 would be better. A vectorial icon would be
great (we can instantiate any size). See
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1157545.

> I think I can convince my wife (also a professional graphic designer)
to whip us up some graphics.
This would be great! A professional work is almost always better. So I
won't start a redesign myself.

> How quickly do you need it?
Currently I scale up the existing icon at package build time: this
solution is temporarily acceptable, although not producing the nicest
icon :-|. So I'm not hurry, but the quicker the better.

> PS. No, I haven't forgotten about the git repo! Really!
For now, I periodically adjust the github one. You can start populating
sourceware.org from there: it's better and more recent than the snapshot
I sent you. In any case, a true official repo (with possibly write perms
for me ;-) would be preferable.

Thanks for the reply.

Cheers,
Patrick