I have a very successful Icon theme that people seem to like.  My theme
gives people the options of Darker, Dark, Light, and Lighter themes.
Darker and Dark have dark panels but light icons, Light and Lighter have
light panels but dark icons.  Everything in the theme lights up GIMP Orange
when selected or hovered over.

my theme is GPL V2 but I can change that if need be, my icons are licened
under the creative commons license: to Share — to copy, distribute and
transmit the work, to Remix — to adapt the work, to make commercial use of
the work.

both licenses can be changed if need be.  All I want is for people to be
able to freely distribute it, make changes, and distribute those changes as
their own as long as they give others the same rights.

There are a few problems that I have found when making this theme.

Bug 724834 <https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=724834>: Some icons
do not change properly depending on what state they are in.  Some icons
will show their active state/icon when inactive and other icons will show
their inactive state/icon when active.  This is not a problem for the
current icon theme and is understand able as to why it was over looked but
for themes such as mine where all icons change depending on their state.
This not only makes my theme look bad but GIMP as well.

Bug 742300 <https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=742300>: GIMP allows
SVG icons under Linux and Mac but the SVG pixbuf loader is missing from the
Windows version. This is a huge problem as we get more and more high
resolution screens. SVG icons always look good where as bitmap does not.

When I started this project I only had two themes but then I added one more
gradient lighter/darker. At first all my themes had their own copies of the
icons. That would be 350 icons per set or 1400 icons all together. So I
started changeing how my theme worked. I created a Decor folder that held
my icons along with other things. This way both Dark and Darker could link
to the same icon set instead of each having their own. But this seems to be
some what problematic. At times it just did not work for no apparent

I think it would be beneficial to separate the icon themes from the
background themes. That way you could change out the background theme but
keep the icons you like, or change out the icons and keep the background


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On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Jehan <je...@girinstud.io> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2015-12-09 21:16, Michael Natterer wrote:
>> Top-posting, schumaml will kill me.
>> Jehan, Can you just push this to master please? We need
>> another theme in git in order to add code that uses the
>> default theme as fallback for missing icons in other
>> themes, and I'd like to add that code as long as there
>> are icons missing in "Symbolic".
>> But call the folders Default/ and Symbolic/, just like
>> we do in themes/
> Done, and done.
> Jehan
> --Mitch
>> On Wed, 2015-12-09 at 19:37 +0100, Jehan wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> On 2015-11-10 17:36, Jehan wrote:
>>> > Hi all,
>>> >
>>> > Some time ago, Alex Prokoudine played with symbolic icons from the
>>> > GNOME project
>>> > (https://plus.google.com/+AlexandreProkoudine/posts/LP1pWr7YEgA).
>>> > This
>>> > kickstarted a discussion about new (potentially default, though
>>> > existing ones should also stay) themes for GIMP, one with light
>>> > background, one with dark background.
>>> >
>>> > Then a contributor started working
>>> > (https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-developer-list/2013-October/m
>>> > sg00020.html)
>>> > from this base to create new themes from these monochrome icons.
>>> > See http://www.jesusda.com/files/symbolic-gimp.7z (dark icons)
>>> > And http://www.jesusda.com/files/symbolic-gimp_light.7z (light
>>> > icons)
>>> >
>>> > We would be happy to finalize such themes and include them in GIMP
>>> > when they are considered finished. I've encountered some issue
>>> > having
>>> > them work on the dev version of GIMP which uses now icon themes
>>> > instead of including the icons from the gtkrc file (basically it
>>> > seems
>>> > any theme of GIMP using this method to change icons will be broken
>>> > by
>>> > GIMP 2.10). Unfortunately I cannot make the time to try and
>>> > understand
>>> > what is the problem since it's not my highest priority in GIMP.
>>> > If anyone is interested in the projects, know well theming and icon
>>> > themes and can make such a theme working with GIMP (dev version),
>>> > we
>>> > welcome contributions. This could (should IMO!) still make it to
>>> > GIMP
>>> > 2.10 if some people are into this.
>>> >
>>> > Scl also created a wiki page when we first started discussing
>>> > integrating it into GIMP:
>>> > http://wiki.gimp.org/index.php/Specs:UI_Theme (on the main wiki,
>>> > not
>>> > the GUI wiki, it would be good if both wikis were merged!).
>>> >
>>> > Just throwing this here, hoping some people are interested to
>>> > contribute.
>>> Ok so we had a contributor who fixed GIMP to select icon themes. As I
>>> thought, the problem of icon themes was lying within GIMP, which was
>>> not
>>> able to select new icon themes. This is now patched in master (more
>>> work
>>> is undergoing).
>>> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=759105
>>> Based on this, I have added all the icons from Jakub/Barbara/jEsuSda
>>> in
>>> a new theme which will be automatically installed with GIMP and can
>>> be
>>> chosen in the preferences.
>>> You can test to build this by checking out the branch
>>> origin/symbolic.
>>> There is still no dark theme, but this is only a detail and will be
>>> extremely easy to add now.
>>> What misses is that we are missing 49 icons (many are the same in
>>> various sizes, so that's less).
>>> Who would be interested to contribute new icons?
>>> Only requirements is accepting the GPL v3 license and following the
>>> icon
>>> set design style.
>>> Also if you could work with a SVG source and providing these too,
>>> rather
>>> than working with bitmap sources.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Jehan
>>> > Jehan
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