Proposal: Faenza icon theme as a default

Olivier Duchateau duchateau.olivier at
Tue May 21 17:34:02 CEST 2013

2013/5/21 jEsuSdA 8) <listas at>

> Hi!
> I'm a happy XFCE user since years and I use the Faenza Icon theme too.
> I think the Faenza icons are beautifull and modern and I observe many Xfce
> and GNU/Linux users use them as a default theme.
> I want propose you to use Faenza icon theme as a default Xfce theme.
> The official theme is great too, but I think there are some things Faenza
> can brings to XFCE:
> * It is modern
> * It is so complete (there are many and many icons)
> * It is dark and mixed themes ready
> * There are many others Faenza based themes for some popular apps like
> Filezilla, SMPlayer, LibreOffice, etc. etc., who can brings a more
> integrated desktop user experience
> * It is GPL, so, no problem with license
> * It can brings more "hipe" to the next Xfce release. Surely a lot of
> blogs and people will talk about Xfce and his "new" look.
> * It is not a dramatical change and it is not needed lot of work to bring
> Faenza to Xfce (is just a copy-paste).
> What do you tink?

No, Faenza icons theme doesn't respect freedesktop icon spec. SVG icons
must be located in scalable directory, and it's not true.

> It is only a proposal, but I think it will be interesting to discuss. ;)
> Pdta: a screenshot of my XFCE desktop with Faenza Icons ->
> Salu2 de jEsuSdA 8)
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