[Sugar-devel] [PATCH] adding new customize icon used when copying bundle source
garycmartin at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 12 00:09:08 EDT 2011
On 11 Aug 2011, at 22:56, manuel quiñones wrote:
>> My understanding of the status is that Manuq was going to do some more work
>> on the icon, as per my early message, which I think matches your recall as
> Yes I tried alternatives but didn't came with anything useful, as the
> hand print makes the icon difficult to read, and I'm considering to
> drop it in favor of a more conventional, simpler overlay. Any
> feedback is welcome.
Very quick thought, how about a simple two colour geometric identicon  icon based on a hash of the new activity bundle_id?
This could potentially either a) replace the old svg icon completely; b) become a badge over part of the old icon; c) have the old icon become a small badge over the identicon. We would need to watch the case where folks make a copy of a copy of a copy, perhaps the new svg icon xml generated could be inserted with a known xml id so that we can easily strip it back out and replace it cleanly during a copy of a copy.
I've wanted to get identicons into Sugar for a long time, perhaps now is finally my chance  ;-)
 I'd love to see an identicon like algorithm generating small variations in XO buddy like icons likely based on the users colour (or name or some other user related ident), so that each buddy icon can vary in both colour and shape. Last time I floated this, folks were very attached to the XO icon branding, perhaps some if I made some mockups it might gain some interest?
> .. manuq ..
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