Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote: > Too focussed on the second question, I missed this one. Hm, doing a quick > incomplete ls -1 | wc -l on some categories I would rather see more PNG files > per size than SVG files.
You're right actually, I see now that I missed directory level in one of my own ls commands (I blame a keyboard that's just too small =] ) > IIRC the scalable folder simply contains the raw data/sources used to generate > the PNG versions, kept there as source material for any further icons or > modification of existing ones. The thought did cross my mind, but in that case the release source tarballs contain over 380Mb "junk DNA" vs. only about 52Mb useful payload. A bit of a waste of bandwidth and download times, no? > Given you seem a user of Arch or Fedora as you found those packages, you might > want to pick up this task? I'm not, in fact. I found them because I googled for scalable Oxygen icons, for a completely different reason (embedding a few in a binary resource). > "Best quality" deoends on the capabilities of the SVG renderer deployed by the > QIconTheme. As you found yourself, chance is that not. Actually, for the examples I gave the rendered SVG still looks better at a larger size than an upscaled bitmap. The icon isn't exactly the same, but it doesn't look like a blown-up bitmap. This will differ from icon to icon of course; some may have weird rendering artefacts. > So unless someone works on deploying a more powerful runtime SVG renderer or Isn't there a libsvg based on Cairo? > someone works on trying to port all the SVG features used in the Oxygen icons > to SVG 1.2 Tiny (might not be even feasible), this situation is simply a > given state. It might also be (more?) useful to review and simplify the Oxygen icons. Not as an improved replacement, but as an alternative fork, say, Oxygen-Modern. I have no idea if the advanced SVG features have anything to do with the non-flat design or the incredible level of detail in some icons (cf. go-jump-locationbar.svgz), but both aspects could surely be tuned down a bit without changing the theme's character completely. >> Inkscape only complains about document-new.svg ("unknown type: ns:sfw"). > > Which version of inkscape? 0.91 and 0.92.2 . Cheers, R.