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Re: Octave Forge website / missing icon

From: Carnë Draug
Subject: Re: Octave Forge website / missing icon
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:48:30 +0100

On 11 August 2014 16:13, Julien Bect <address@hidden> wrote:
> Le 11/08/2014 16:41, Carnë Draug a écrit :
>> On 11 August 2014 15:30, Nir Krakauer <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> http://octave.sourceforge.net/favicon.ico shows an icon for me, but is it
>>> the right one? Looks more like something out of the Omega project.
>> Yes. As I mentioned, I just copied it from the last old-website backup
>> (back from 2009) which had a favicon. I didn't even use Octave back
>> then but apparently that was the Octave forge icon [1]. I just put it
>> up for the sake of having something but I might as well remove it.
>> After all, there is really not a logo for Octave Forge.
>> Carnë
>> [1]
>> https://web.archive.org/web/20080307220953/http://octave.sourceforge.net/
> This is also the icon that you get with some of the old windows binaries
> provided on OF.
> Since OF doesn't have a logo, would it be a problem to use the Octave logo ?
> (Note that, on http://www.gnu.org/software/octave, the favicon is the gnu
> head, not the Octave logo.)
> Why not start a "logo contest" in the OF community to design the future OF
> logo ? The sombrero seems a little bit complicated to scale nicely to a
> 16x16 or even 32x32 version, but what about something like the current
> Octave logo with an "F" inside ?

jwe gave permission to use Octave core's icon on the Octave Forge
site. We should be trying to get the two projects closer and not
further apart.

I've updated the favicon and I guess I should update other appearances
of the sombrebro but that may take longer.


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