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[Bug 1483914] Re: libreoffice-style-elementary as alternate to libreoffice-style-human


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On 2015-06-30T13:40:42+00:00 Adolfo Jayme wrote:

The “Human” theme is so named because it is derived from Humanity, an
icon theme originally developed for Ubuntu as a derivation of the
original elementary theme. Nowadays, this LibreOffice theme is
unmaintained, highly incomplete, and visually obsolete.

The Shimmer Project (known for Xubuntu and the Numix GTK+ theme) is
creating an updated icon theme, based on Human, but including the newest
elementary icons as well as creating original new ones.

@Michael: I added you to the CC list because of a licensing question:
Simon, one of the Shimmer Project developers, asked me if it is
necessary to put together a list of the individual icons and their
license (à la icon-themes/human/CopyrightsHuman). [1]  Based on what I
understand of [2], that would mean “attribution bloat”, right?


[1]: https://github.com/shimmerproject/libreoffice-style-elementary/issues/1#issuecomment-117154479
[2]: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/License_Policy

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On 2015-06-30T15:00:25+00:00 Michael-meeks-1 wrote:

Sigh - if we can possibly avoid it - I'd -really- prefer to avoid having
masses of copies of new licenses with un-necessary individual (or
corporate) copyright claims in them. Then again - if you're going to do
the work - its good to poke Andras with the changes to the license
language you want.

Of course - crediting the authors of the icons is best done by people
committing them to git and getting credited in our credit page - that's
something we're enthusiastic about =)

Does that help ? either way upgrading Human sounds sensible to me if
people want to work on that. Thanks !

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On 2015-07-03T20:19:31+00:00 Jay wrote:

Though the human theme isnt bundled by default with libreoffice, it is
the default icon theme used for LO in Ubuntu and its flavours, except
Kubuntu, so i'd assume it would be good to make sure that Canonical
doesnt have an issue with this. I believe Ubuntu uses the human theme as
its default icon theme for its unity desktop, so it maybe important to
them to keep that consistency. CCing Bjoern for his thoughts.

During my work on tango, i have copied a few of human icons into tango
that looked suitable, when tango was falling back on industrial or
galaxy. Human should really be falling back on tango rather than
industrial with the amount of improvements that are going into tango.

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On 2015-07-03T20:54:37+00:00 Björn Michaelsen wrote:

(In reply to Yousuf (Jay) Philips from comment #2)
> Though the human theme isnt bundled by default with libreoffice, it is the
> default icon theme used for LO in Ubuntu and its flavours, except Kubuntu,
> so i'd assume it would be good to make sure that Canonical doesnt have an
> issue with this.

Right. I would really not enjoy killing the Human theme, as likely it
would just mean that I would need to carry it as a cumbersome vendor
patch anyway, just creating lots of pointless work along the way.

What is the point/goal of this anyway? The human theme can be turned off
by a configure switch and IIRC isnt even enabled by default. If the goal
is to make Ubuntu ship a different default, this certainly isnt the way
towards that goal (see above).

If you want a different default in Ubuntu, the way to go about that is
filing a request on launchpad at Ubuntu and get that nodded of by
Ubuntus design team.

(As a general note this bug doesnt seem to be too well scoped: it
describes no clear goal and mixes too many things: removing themes,
adding themes, changing defaults with the latter being off-topic here
beyond TDF builds.)

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On 2015-07-05T06:25:22+00:00 Adolfo Jayme wrote:

@Björn: Honestly, Canonical’s design team is so embroiled in the phone
project that they would ignore my bug report anyway.

I’m dropping the Human theme from this to make you more comfortable.

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** Changed in: df-libreoffice
       Status: Unknown => Confirmed

** Changed in: df-libreoffice
   Importance: Unknown => Medium

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  libreoffice-style-elementary as alternate to libreoffice-style-human

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Bug description:
  The Xubuntu team has started to maintain a new icon theme for

  Upstream: https://github.com/shimmerproject/libreoffice-style-elementary
  Source Package: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xubuntu-artwork
  Package: http://packages.ubuntu.com/wily/libreoffice-style-elementary

  Please consider adding this theme as an alternate Recommends for
  libreoffice-gtk and libreoffice-gtk3 in Ubuntu.  Ultimately, we would
  like to include this upstream in LibreOffice, and there is an initial
  upstream bug report where work was started on this (though it seems
  progress has slowed).

  Upstream report:

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