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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #37062] hi-res icon

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #37062] hi-res icon
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:47:40 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #21, bug #37062 (project octave):

I also don't know about MacOS, but according to Ben's earlier comments it
wants a 512 PNG with transparency.

Felipe, I think you mentioned on the other report, but what tools did you use
to generate the attached ico file? It's important that we can build or edit
all of Octave's files with free (libre) software.

Felipe, are you saying that Windows will not support just a plain PNG file as
an icon? That was Rik's question in comment #18.

In Debian of course we'd like to see the preferred form distributed, which we
do have now. It would be nice to have build rules to automatically generate
all additional formats from the original source also. If the tools are not
readily available or easily scriptable, then we can have the situation we have
now, with multiple formats in the repository and a manual (documented
somewhere?) process for updating them.

As far as installation on Linux, Rik's comment #18 is absolutely correct,
except I don't think we really need to provide all possible sizes in the
complete set. The latest revision of the freedesktop icon spec recommends that
48x48 should be provided at a minimum. I suspect the latest DEs and WMs are
supporting SVGs so we could get away with maybe just the SVG and a 48 PNG and
a 512 PNG rasterized from the SVG. Plus whatever format Windows wants, if it
has to be different, and leave that to the MXE installer build to figure out
how to handle it.


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