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Re: Suggesting a solution for the ever last icon size ugliness in Kicad for Linux


Hi Fabrizio,

I've added this to the list of packaging updates on Linux to do.  They
look great.  (One of the items is to figure out how to get the
upstream Debian/Ubuntu packages updated, so hopefully everyone will
see them, not just people who use my PPA!)

Adam Wolf
Wayne and Layne, LLC

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Fabrizio Tappero
<fabrizio.tappero@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello Guys,
> I'd like to point out a problem with icon visualisation in Linux.
> Please refer to the attached image "kicad_icon_problem.png". The
> problem appears in both Alt-Tab switch window as well as in the Linux
> navigation bar. In my case you can see the Ubuntu Unity bar.
> the problem is due to the fact that we are using 26 px icon images for
> a navigation bar that would comfortably use 128 px images. So:
> I have modified the script file:
> bitmaps_png/icons/mk_icn.sh
> and run it to generate 128 px icons in ".ico" format. I attach here
> the new folder:
> bitmaps_png/icons
> Could somebody please replace the old icons folder with the one in
> attachment. Just in case Windows users need smaller icons (which I am
> no sure it is the case), I have left "icon_kicad_64.png" and
> "icon_kicad_64.xpm".
> Also, It would be great if the Ubuntu package guy which I might
> remember being Adam could please make sure that the new icons ".ico"
> are used in place of the old ones.
> I of course remain available for the implementation of any suggestion
> on this matter.
> Have a great day
> Fabrizio