On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 20:36 +0200, Jakub Steiner wrote:
I've already talked to the original author,
Robert Lihm, but I'm happy
you bring this up.
Glad, I can help ;-)
The current icons are less than ideal on many levels. The color button
(as the 'unifying' element) is just noise, especially at small sizes,
which is what the default panel ships by default. The silhouette is
exactly the same. Pretty much the only differentiating factor is the
color. From usability perspective this is really bad.
The naming spec  defines some icon names very much appropriate for
our situation and we should aim to make use of themeability here.
Usability should have the upper hand on branding.
I'm totally with you on
that. Jan already raised this issue in the TODO
v 1.0 for the GNOME applet .
updates available - software-update-available
urgent updates - software-update-urgent
Not available yet. Just checked my
directories and cvs upped tango. We
should bring this up in tango-artists.
getting/applying updates - process-working
Don't you think an animation is to much of an distraction? I'd prefer a
static icon and using tooltips/popups to indicate details .
refreshing sources - network-receive
This is a
hard one. Your proposal might be to close to the nm-icon when
connected by cable. My current preference (view-refresh) is to close to
what we need for indicating the need for a reboot.
Maybe we should also consider a "merge" of refreshing and
getting/applying to one 'busy' and give additional info via tooltip.
Jörg Kreß <jkress(a)suse.de>
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