xfce4-weather-plugin: symbols & descriptions update
gber at opensuse.org
Wed Aug 29 18:18:22 CEST 2012
* Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> [2012-08-29 17:57]:
> Am 29.08.2012 15:35, schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez:
> >On mar., 2012-08-21 at 12:27 +0200, Harald Judt wrote:
> >>Unfortunately I will have to postpone the 0.8.2 release a bit, and the
> >>translators might get more work to do...
> >>Until now, I've never verified the symbol -> description translation
> >>table for the weather plugin. I have taken its correctness for granted,
> >>being busy with other things and because of the fact that met.no
> >>documentation is a bit sparse. Yesterday, Seong-ho Cho reported bug
> >>#9228 and attached some corrected icons to replace those which are
> >>obviously wrong. This made me think about the descriptions as they are
> >>now, listed here in alphabetical order and without their "night" equivalent:
> >Not completely out of topic, but what is the license for those icons?
> >Are they GPL too?
> I've already spent some time to find the source for those icons on
> the net but have been unsuccessful. It seems they have been used by
> the plugin from the beginning, but there is no license information
> in the git tree, and there never has been.
> So I have no answer, but perhaps the former devs (that's why this
> mail will additionally be sent to all people listed in AUTHORS) can
> shed a light on this? Where does the "liquid" theme originate from
> (weather.com)? And more important, what are its terms and conditions
> of usage?
> With no answers to these questions, I see no other solution than to
> look for an alternative icon set which is free and conforms to the
> GPL. There are a lot of free weather icons out there, but I'd like
> to avoid replacing it, because users got accustomed to it. There
> have been no complaints about it so far, though it surely has its
> drawbacks (e.g. dark panels).
Weather status icons are actually standardized, if you can
manage to restrict yourself to those specified in
which are also used by KDE/GNOME applications you wouldn't need to
include them at all with the added benefit that these are covered
by most icon themes and thus avoids the problems with dark themes
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