xfce4-weather-plugin: symbols & descriptions update

Genghis Khan genghiskhan at gmx.ca
Fri Aug 31 13:30:41 CEST 2012

On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:43:13 +0200
Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:

> Am 30.08.2012 12:35, schrieb Liviu Andronic:
> > Should this be of any use..
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:
> >> Am 29.08.2012 18:18, schrieb Guido Berhoerster:
> >>> http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-naming-spec/icon-naming-spec-latest.html
> >>> 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
> >>> etc.
> >>
> >> Thanks for your suggestion. I understand the benefits of the
> >> standardized icons, but given the amount of free weather icon sets
> >> available, there might be more work writing new code for the
> >> standardized icons instead of simply exchanging the existing set
> >> with another one. Besides, I find the special
> >>
> > I checked the excellent Faenza icon theme [1] and it comes, indeed,
> > with suitable status/weather icons (appropriate for light or dark
> > panels). Unless there is some rigidity introduced from using the
> > fd.o specs, I think there is value in standardization.
> >
> > Regards
> > Liviu
> >
> > [1] http://tiheum.deviantart.com/art/Faenza-Icons-173323228
> met.no supports various weather conditions for which there are no
> icons in the standardized themes. Using special icons here allows you
> to grasp the weather situation at a quick glance. Why would one not
> want to have that feature?
> What's more, some themes might not conform to the standard, so the
> icons could be missing. Now explain that to the user. By default, the
> weather plugin should provide everything which is necessary for it to
> work, including an unproblematic icon set that works fine everywhere.
> Besides, while I am a happy user of the Faenza theme and do like it
> very much, its weather icons are not really my taste. Tastes differ,
> so I consider proper theming support even more important.
> Standardisation is good, but if overdone everything will look the
> same (and maybe restricted) and become boring.

You can also provide both icon sets. You can make software to use
Faenza theme, or any other theme for this matter, and if no compatible
icons are presented in the system, then the software will default to
the set of icons that is currently in use with xfce4-weather-plugin.
This behaviour appears in the web browser Midori [1] with its Add
Bookmark button and with the installation status icons of the slapt-get
package manager Gslapt [2]

[1] http://software.jaos.org/git/gslapt/
[2] http://git.xfce.org/apps/midori/

> Harald

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