Typing icon

Etan Reisner pidgin at unreliablesource.net
Tue Jul 24 14:41:50 EDT 2007

On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 11:38:08AM -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> That seems a bit overkill, don't you think? One of the stated goals of
> Tango is to look good regardless of background color. It doesn't seem
> at all unreasonable to expect us to have a single good typing icon
> that looks good everywhere.

I wasn't suggesting that using a new icon was a problem, I really don't
much care, I'm just not sure it is worth much debate. I think people with
dark GTK+ themes are going to, by some amount of necessity, need to tweak
their gtkrc settings because I am sure not every application is sane about
that sort of thing, we likely still aren't everywhere though we have been
trying rather hard to be.

I also don't think it is much overkill because it will provide a concrete
example of how to change a GTK+ stock icon (which is something there
really aren't any good examples of that I have ever seen) and it isn't
like it costs us much.

Granted I still want to finish my status icon themes which will also
provide concrete examples of doing that, but they will be in a much more
complicated framework of changes.

> Hylke also did this one: http://bomahy.nl/hylke/typing.gif

I think this is much too subtle.

> iChat, it's worth noting, uses a thought bubble for typing:
> http://missig.org/julian/projects/jabber/iChat/msgsend1.png although
> Hylke was apparently un-aware of this when he made the icon.

iChat does lots of things I don't think are good ideas.

> -s.


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