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Re: Emacs icons

From: Frank Schmitt
Subject: Re: Emacs icons
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 23:26:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for the information. I did not know that SVG was going to be used 
> everywhere. Then it looks like I good idea to make both bitmap and SVG 
> versions. Do you have any idea of how to handle this?
> I have seen there is an SVG plugin for Gimp. However I do not know about 
> the internal format for Gimp, if that is a bitmap format and/or a vector 
> format. If Gimp can make both SVG files, png and w32 ico format files 
> from the same picture then we can solve this easily I guess. But that 
> depends on how well Gimp can handle this. There may of course also be 
> other options. Do you know anything about this?

If you want to create images in a vector format, you have to use a vector
based drawing tool, that means you have to leave Gimp behind and use
tools like Inkscape (this is the only mature free vector drawing program
I know but I'm no expert in this area).

Generally I still think we should give other groups a chance to offer
their ideas about the new icon. I mean, emacs-devel is read by coders
and not by artists. Of course many of the icons presented look really
nice, so there are people here who are both but still if you look at
the development of Gnome and KDE programs you will find out that there
are many people with exceptional artistic talents but with no talent for
(or no joy in) coding who like to contribute to free software

Did you ever realize how much text fits in eighty columns? If you now consider
that a signature usually consists of up to four lines, this gives you enough
space to spread a tremendous amount of information with your messages. So seize
this opportunity and don't waste your signature with bullshit nobody will read.

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