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Re: [opensuse-factory] YaST2 icons
  • From: Martin Schlander <martin.schlander@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:58:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <1973161.BU9WlrDl5U@linux-841s>
mandag den 6. februar 2017 09.51.44 CET skrev Josef Reidinger:
On Sat, 4 Feb 2017 09:54:25 +0200
"opensuse.lietuviu.kalba" <opensuse.lietuviu.kalba@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Oxygen icons still
packaged in yast2-branding-openSUSE (and I don't see no missing icons
with this theme), but it requires to be manually activated by

I don't know, why openSUSE decided to stop automatically provide
Oxygen icons at least with KDE Plasma desktop.

Related bugs:

Well, noone maintaining it. In our team we do not have designer, so SLE
designer team maintains SLE icons and opensuse branding team maintain
one one icons set. So if someone step in and maintain it, then
we will welcome it and can readd it.

I maintained the YaST Oxygen icons. And the Oxygen icon theme wasn't dropped
for lack of maintenance. At least not of the icons themselves. At some point
YaST just stopped using the Oxygen icons under KDE. I don't even remember
anymore if they were just considered too ugly (I remember Jos Poortvliet
complained about them publicly while he was still openSUSE community manager)
or there was some technical reason YaST stopped using different themes
depending on the desktop used.

Iirc there was even a fallback in place where Tango icons would be used if
icons were missing in another theme, so the other theme would have to be
unmaintained for a very long time, for enough new YaST modules to appear for
it to be a serious problem - and probably 90% of openSUSE users only have the
default set of YaST modules installed anyway. And as Lietuviu Kalba pointed
out the icons are even still installed in the distribution to this day, just
not used.

Admittedly the icons aren't super pretty. Since I'm no real artist, I just did
some half-assed remix of upstream KDE icon SVGs in Inkscape. But at least in
all modesty I thought they were better suited for KDE environments than the
Tango icons.

Not sure there's much point in bringing back Oxygen icons now. But a new
Breeze theme (matching "KDE5") could probably be created by volunteers in the
same way without too much effort, using and remixing existing upstream KDE
Breeze icons. If only people could count on YaST actually using the work, or
at least just allowing users to manually switch theme in a clean, supported
way, that isn't broken by updates, such as manually replacing files installed
by an rpm.
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