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Re: KiCad new look - new icons and new buttons


On 08/23/2011 09:42 AM, fabrizio wrote:
> Hello,
> thank you all for these replies, I have made some mockups for some
> main toolbars:
> http://www.vincentresearch.com/tmp/
> 26px for buttons and 48px for the KiCad icons seems ok to me. Anybody
> is concern about the overall size of the new toolbars?
> I am currently using this to go from .svg to .png:
> inkscape -f file.svg -e file.png -d 120 -w 26 -h 26

inkscape might be fine as a cross platform tool.  Not everyone will need it.

> before I was using imagemagick but I had some minor problems. I am not
> really sure how to do this with a portable tool to be used during
> compilation but it seems that many of you guys know.
> GEDA uses .xpm files for its icons. Are we sure we gain much going to
> .png? From all these discussions it sounds like a lot of work.

We are still measuring the work, it would be premature to reach a conclusion.

Jean-Pierre, how are you generating the XPM files now?  Can this be automated
into a script for all bitmaps?

Obviously we can automate the PNG to wxBitmap process, as per my previous email.

The remaining unknown is how tough it is to teach the Windows version of
wxWidgets about PNG.

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