Subject: Re: Re: AbiWord Interface Review
From: Andrew Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 09:13:44 CDT
--- Dmitriy Kostiuk <email@example.com> wrote: > Hello
> Saturday, August 11, 2001, 1:21:17 PM, you wrote:
> >> > Currently AbiWord's icons are GNOME-ish; since
> >> we're making everything
> >> > else platform-based (widgets, etc.), we should
> >> probably use
> >> > Windows-standard icons on Windows. However,
> >> makes it a little
> >> > less cross-platform/makes appearance platform
> >> dependent, so this is
> >> > debatable.
> >> I agree that there is a conflict of interest
> >> with strong cases on both
> >> sides.
> AD> My opinion, wildly overpriced at 2 cents is that
> AD> platform look&feel should be a higher priority
> AD> the application look and feel. Users are much
> AD> likely to use multiple apps on a single OS than
> AD> AbiWord on multiple OSes and those in the latter
> AD> category are more likely to be more adaptable
> AD> Also, GTK has been ported to Win32 so if we were
> AD> doing a Windows GTK build then I would probably
> AD> that build to have the same icons as the *nix
> AD> build.
> There is one more solution. If icons are stored
> separately (not in
> executable file) than user can change the
> look-and-feel to
> resemble his favorite platform. May be that would be
> the best way?
> The basic icon set is one of GNOME style and you can
> download some other icon packages and please
> by simply copying
> its contents to a specified folder. And some other
> users would prefer
> to have it 'as is' because they like GNOME icons.
If other feel this is the way to go I have no
objection. It seems to be one valid solution better
than the current implementation. Cons are probably
very slightly increased bloat and of course a coder
who want to implement it (:
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