Status icons that ship with Adium
robert.vehse at freenet.de
Tue Aug 7 21:53:16 UTC 2012
I'd like to see "Gems" go and be replaced by "Uwy". Sherif does bring up a couple of points I hadn't thought about previously which seem important.
Am 07.08.2012 um 11:06 schrieb Sherif S.:
> I like Uwy a lot (didn't know about it until this email), but I would propose a couple of modifications if it will be the default:
> - It does not discriminate between Away and Busy, they're both red. I changed the plist in mine to make Away point to the Idle icon, which is yellow. I think discriminating between the two is useful.
I inspected Uwy comparing it to our current default set, iBubble status. This is what I found:
- Uwy has an icon called "Online.png". It looks a wee bit different than "Available.png" but I don't really see a point in the differentiation.
- Uwy's NewMessage.png seems to equate to iBubble Status' content.png.
- Uwy lacks busy.png (as mentioned) as well as enteredtext.png and unknown.png.
> - It slightly breaks consistency of the circle-shape perhaps, but purple and blue are not as intuitively relating to "writing" and "new message" like green (available, go!), yellow (might be away), and red (busy, probably don't message) are, and I recommend they be replaced by other more representative ones, such as a pencil with ... after it, or speech bubble, etc. (for example, Stockholm Status Icons: http://www.adiumxtras.com/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=3014)
This might be something to consider, too.
> Those are just my humble recommendations, and I don't know how feasible it would be to do this. (I know it can technically be done, but I mean getting permission from original developer(s), potentially making new icons, etc). If Uwy was used as it currently is, I still think it's preferable.
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