Tango

Full Icon Themes

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Description:

The Tango Desktop Project aims to provide a uniform look and feel
to a given graphical user interface. This includes:

* The Icon Naming Specification
* Transitional icon naming utilities
* Standard icon style guidelines
* The base Tango Icon Library
* The Tango Icon Library extras

This is not your standard icon set. Some effort is required.

Installation instructions: http://tango-project.org/Installation
Last changelog:

13 years ago

tango-icon-theme - 0.8.0
icon-naming-utils - 0.8.2

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nmirthes

14 years ago

I've added a bit more detail to the instructions. Sorry it's such a PITA.

First, find out what KDEDIR is set to:

echo $KDEDIR

or

kde-config --prefix

For me, it's /usr
Then use that value for the --prefix.

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-png-creation

Just ask if you'd like further assistance.

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cseaton

14 years ago

When trying to compile the icon theme I keep getting errors about not having ImageMagick installed. However ImageMagick is installed in /usr/bin/convert.

Perhaps the configure script is looking for ImageMagick in the wrong place. Can I manually configure the path to ImageMagick to get it to compile? Thanks.

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nmirthes

14 years ago

Ok, i've tried to make the information found at http://tango-project.org/Standard_Icon_Naming_Specification a bit more clear. Apparently, there were some previous edits to that page that might be confusing to some people. Again, the Icon Naming Specification is *new* and is intended to *compliment* the Icon Theme Specification.

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ra1n

14 years ago

There a great misunderstanding about the Tango project
First, their project is an icon set, not conquering the world
Second their naming scheme IS THE STANDARD, the same standard that the oxygen project follows, and that is produced by freedesktop.org
http://tango-project.org/Standard_Icon_Naming_Specification
http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-naming-spec/icon-naming-spec-0.4.html
I think that people should read a little more, and stop attacking the gnome or the kde project, this is simply silly!

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Superstoned

14 years ago

the problem i and surely others have with tango is the fact it does NOT clearly state it just follows the icon specification that DOES exist (yes it does: http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards_2ficon_2dtheme_2dspec)

tango should say they implement an icon theme following the Freedesktop.org's icon guidelines. many ppl read the tango website and think they have written the standard themselves. and the wording they use doesn't make it clear this is not the fact.

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ra1n

14 years ago

This page describes the proposed standardisation of icon names to use when creating icon themes for desktops and applications which implement the freedesktop.org Icon Naming Specification. This proposed Icon Naming Specification compliments the existing freedesktop.org Icon Theme Specification.

I don't see any hijack attempt here, they say that they implement the freedesktop.org specification (mentioned 2 times in the paragraph) isn't this enough?

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Superstoned

14 years ago

i see one has to look a bit further than his nose (is this an english saying at all?) but you are right. guess its rather the spirit i myself got through (more from other news sources) than what the actual website conveys. well, then, sorry for the flame... altough i keep a little 'gate' for myself here, as it might be very well possible the site has changed since its first incarnation ;-)

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ra1n

14 years ago

I don't think that they've changed it, but I'm not sure, but I think that Tango, alongside with Oxygen, represent a big Milestone for Linux (and BSD too) Desktop, no matter what gets release first (I like them both) because finally we could get a single Icon Theme for both the major DE (and maybe Xfce too) and that is a huge leap forward in desktop usability

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Superstoned

14 years ago

I do agree with this, having an iconset that is usable in both desktop environments is great... it was mostly the (percieved by me) attitude from the tango's that irritated me.

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nmirthes

14 years ago

I would like to apologize myself. I saw your second post and got a bit upset. Then I started looking around the Tango site to see how anyone could have gotten the idea that the theme spec was being claimed as new and created by the Tango project. And there it was - a link to the naming spec, but labeled "Icon theme Specification"! Argh. At some point one of the Tango artists had made some changes and mistakenly labeled it as such. I've since edited that page to differentiate clearly between the two specifications. Again, sorry for the mix up.

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nmirthes

14 years ago

PFFT. Smoke another one.

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stevenjoseph

14 years ago

Looks very good the concept and all ... but ..im not able to install this .. it says icon-name-mapping required. some one make a standard icon package please. Thanks

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nmirthes

14 years ago

I've tried to be very clear with the instructions. There were some changes to the way the icon naming utils are installed. I'll update the instructions shortly.
I've decided against adding a typical icon theme since that seems to defeat the overall purpose.

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stevenjoseph

14 years ago

I get the over all purpose of the Tango Project, ... but just like u get the source and the binaries ... you could package a version for the standard Kde desktop. Make things easier for the naive user ...

Anyways i've done the packaging myself for my use ... and for my friends, but i dont know if its all fine.

Thanks man.

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stevenjoseph

14 years ago

BTW i got configure to work by removing line which check for the util... it worked fine after that.

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tyrerj

14 years ago

An icon naming standard is certainly needed, especially with MIME type icons.

FreeDesktop.org is the place that this should be developed.

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nmirthes

14 years ago

The icon naming spec is actually in cvs at freedesktop.org. Hopefully, it will soon be hosted at http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards
along the the other desktop-related specs.

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Superstoned

14 years ago

there already is an icon naming spec on freedesktop.org, no tango needed here.


i don't see why the gnomes come up with the tango site, saying it is a *crossplatform* (but only gnomes involved, at least until the first announcement) icontheme and specification (they just took the freedesktop.org one).

don't say something is crossplatform/crossdesktop/whatever if no other desktop than you is involved (that's like microsoft saying their new XML document format is a standard, while the REAL standard, ODF, IS developed with several involved users like Koffice and OpenOffice).

and don't say YOU create a specification while you just took it from the freedesktop.org site...

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nmirthes

14 years ago

Right. I've just realised you posted twice, and you're obviously misinformed. It's usually a good idea to to do some checking before saying something that's not true. My only involvement with Tango project has been to submit patches to allow the icon theme to work on KDE. I've posted about it here because I thought KDE users might like to know the theme is also intended to work on KDE.

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adnoiseam

14 years ago

Hello,

Sorry for being so dumb, but does anybody have an idiot-proof guide about what to do with these two patches? I like these icons and the idea behind Tango, but I have no idea what to do with these two additional files.

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nmirthes

14 years ago

I've added basic inscructions. I hope they're useful.

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timur

14 years ago

Anyway... I'm really excited about, just subscribed to the artists mailing list :)

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maitre

14 years ago

The hard part is going to get everyone to agree on a standard. What's the chance we can get KDE, Gnome, and desktop environments standardized on one set of icons. Very slim.

I've already heard comments like "I won't use these! I won't stand for the gnome-ification of KDE!"

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vurcieyem

14 years ago

They look fine on my GNOME desktop but not so good on KDE, so I won't be using them on KDE even tough I think they are really nice icons.

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nmirthes

14 years ago

In my experience, Tango's goals don't include the gnome-ification of KDE by any means. Some of the artists involved are, or have been, contributors to the GNOME project and others, hence the familiar styles. Keep in mind, contributions and criticism are welcome.
It's the overall goal, a unified icon naming scheme, that I find important. This would allow an icon theme author to release a theme once and expect it to work on all desktop environments that support the Standard Icon Naming Specification. In some ways, the Tango icon theme can be thought of as an implementation of this proposed specification.

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13 years ago

tango-icon-theme - 0.8.0
icon-naming-utils - 0.8.2

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