Mono icon for Ubuntu

Asked by Francois Botha

Are there plans to add a mono-styled icon for the Ubuntu tray area?

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Olorin (vivliofika) said :

Could you help us with drawing? If you make an icon we will add the icon to the distribution...

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Francois Botha (igitur) said :

If it were a code issue, I'd gladly contribute, but unfortunately I'm not an artist. I was hoping the designer of the current icon could help out.

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Steven Sheehy (steven-sheehy) said :

Is the mono icon specific to Ubuntu or would we package it for all Debian-like distros? Assuming we could get a mono icon (I haven't seen the icon artist since he made them), it would be difficult to install an icon specific to Ubuntu. It would probably have to be replaced manually by ubuntu package maintainers if that's the case.

Besides, I'm pretty sure that Ubuntu would frown upon linuxdcpp having any status icon at all since their trend is to simplify and remove app specific status icons from the tray. I've always felt our status icon was pretty useless since it didn't provide much value besides the rarely useful "minimize to tray" feature. With Ubuntu's Unity window manager (default in 11.04...yay...) it will probably become even more pointless since there is no task area and only a sidebar dock with an icon for each app which reproduces the "minimize to icon" feature.

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Francois Botha (igitur) said :

Not sure, but I think it's an Ubuntu-only style guideline.

I agree with you that the icon doesn't really serve a purpose. I vote to have it removed.

Being the only coloured icon between the other monochrome icons means it's a bit of a distraction.

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Steven Sheehy (steven-sheehy) said :

You know there's a setting to hide it if you don't want it, right? I don't think we'll get rid of it since some people still need it. It might make sense to hide it by default, but unfortunately it's a core setting so they get to control the default.

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Daniel Andersson (drandersson) said :
#6 - there is the SVG icon of the current main LinuxDC++-logo. Use Inkscape to desaturate the colors to make a monochrome icon and then render it in any size you want.

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