From: Alan Horkan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 12 2003 - 12:02:25 EDT
On Mon, 12 May 2003, Eric Zen wrote:
> Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 10:26:04 -0500
> From: Eric Zen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Jan Christiansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Fwd: Re: Your mega knowledge of abi history is requested
> By me, right now:
> This is not this bug:
> The forwarded conversation refers to overall inconsistency, not just
> the "We can't do it pretty on Windows" thing. Web pages, the about
> box, and probably the splash screen.
> CC'ing this to Jan to view Alan's toybox #8.
> http://matrix.netsoc.tcd.ie/~horkana/tmp/ In the world of Horkana,
> "tmp" means
I usually make efforts to provide a redirect if i move any files, putting
stuff in a directory called temp or tmp suggest that I will probably break
these links and not provide any redirect, so dont link to them.
I am not sure where in the Abisource Cross Reference
http://abisource.com/lxr/ I got those images, it would be far better to
link to the actual locations of the files.
The bug report says that Jeremy (aka PerditionC) committed a partial fix.
I dont have Windows XP and so I cannot check if the fix worked.
I am still using the old Ant Icon without any problems.
> I thought something about this was done some eons ago. This could
> On 2003.05.12 03:24 Jan Christiansen wrote:
> OK, first "swoosh", then "ant" and finally "pen"! Then we have some
> trouble! The windows setup program is the "ant", the about dialog is
> the "ant" (and a very large one too), the "awn-support-ant" and not to
> forget there is still a lot of "swoosh" on the web. Maybe it's time to
> do some graphical work again. I believe that, the about boxes on the
> other platforms have some kind of very large picture, that can be
> moved to the windows platform?! But we still need to draw/build the
> other pictures. Do you have a large version of that "pen" or do you
> know where to get it?
The branding of Abiword is somewhat inconsistant, Sourcegear tried to keep
a seperate Official Abiword and an Abiword Personal edition, which was
fairly well done. The swoosh artwork was to be kept exclusively for the
official Abiword edition, and the developers dont particularly want to use
The addition of Gnome artwork into the mix has changed things a bit, the
Pen icon was 48x48 and does not scale well to smaller sizes.
If you think it would be better to keep things consistant I will see
about making a 48x48 Ant Icon.
We dont have any professional graphic artists* or marketing people helping
out anymore which makes it harder to maintain old standards. I would be
inclined to remove the Graphics from the About dialog on windows
> I do believe, that this "logo mess" is a "major bug". The logo is a
> part of abiwords identidy. Moving fast forward to the end, more and
> more people will know about abiword and all logos should be the same -
> I hate inconsistent work. Just to make everything clear: I'm, not
* except maybe uwog, his art rawks
"Wrath of Dom"
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