There are some ways to get over the "one colour" font icons. Examples:
http://stackicons.com/ (https://css-tricks.com/stackicons-icon-fonts/)
But, ok, this is a html/css hack, and it might be difficult to do that in
Eclipse.

Anyway, if everybody think that this is not possible to have "flat" icons
theme in Eclipse, there still are two ideas:
 - having an equivalent of font awesome, in EPL, that would be a perfect
companion to the Polarsys Font for RCP and web applications
 - having a shared icon repo (Lars)




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On 22 September 2016 at 09:06, Sravan K Lakkimsetti <sravankum...@in.ibm.com
> wrote:

> When I am doing this work. I tried using SVG images instead of PNG images.
> The estimated footprint increase is about 70MB. whereas a set of @2x images
> increases the footprint by 4MB.
>
> My approach was to load scaled up images at startup based on the scaling
> factor and use them through out the platform(as suggested by Stefan). From
> this we need a capability of reading SVG files and create image objects.
> When we did the research we found GTK(unix) and Cocoa(Mac) has this
> capability but not (Windows). On windows we use GDI+ library for graphics
> and this does not have this capability. We had to build this capability.
> This is where we had performance issues.
>
>
> Thanks and Regards,
> Sravan
>
> Sravan Kumar Lakkimsetti
> IBM India Pvt Ltd,
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> Bangalore - 560071, India
> Phone: 91-80-41776858
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> [image: Inactive hide details for David Williams ---22-09-2016 06:31:31
> AM---On 09/21/2016 08:20 PM, Stefan Xenos wrote: > What I propo]David
> Williams ---22-09-2016 06:31:31 AM---On 09/21/2016 08:20 PM, Stefan Xenos
> wrote: > What I proposed would occur once, so it would slow dow
>
> From: David Williams <david_willi...@acm.org>
> To: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@eclipse.org>
> Date: 22-09-16 06:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] How to provide HDPI icons in
> yourplug-in
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>
>
> On 09/21/2016 08:20 PM, Stefan Xenos wrote:
> > What I proposed would occur once, so it would slow down *installation*
> > time but not startup time. We could show a message along the lines of
> > "installing icons" to make it clear to the user what's going on.
> >
> > Or do you have some reason to believe this would have some impact on
> > startup time once the icons are installed?
> >
>
> I do not know a definitive answer, but found some hints. At first I was
> thinking something similar and did some googling for "svg png
> performance" and "does OS cache SVG" and a) did not find much about
> icons, per se, but otherwise seemed to be a lot of out-of-date
> information that I think is not always currently true ... most of it
> browser and webpage focused but (that is, low signal to noise ratio) and
> b) also found some bugs in Firefox's system that had titles such as "SVG
> cache must be invalidated if System theme changes". That, and even
> "scaling" seems like the kind of thing that might effect us. At that
> point I decided "this is complicated" and didn't read further. :)
>  HTH
>
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