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Packing an icon theme for Jolla??

asked 2014-02-01 21:15:33 +0300

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updated 2014-02-01 21:39:35 +0300

Since the care people are busy i'll ask it here. Right now the only way -or at least the one i found- to replace the default icons is to replace them manually which is fine for the "hacky" type of user but not fine at all for everyone else.

So. Is there a way of packaging an icon theme that can replace the default -and maybe more- icons that will work like this:

The user downloads the package (preferably from harbor) >> Installs it >> Uses the theme >>If he uninstall it returns to the default theme without messing anything.

And just to tease a bit -it it ever gets a release- it will look somehow like this: image description

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Packing a theme with RPM should be quite straightforward. The problem here is adding a theme picker and integrating it with the rest of the system. I would like to have the icon theme as one of the properties for ambiences. That would add some some amazing capabilities to new Other Halves as well.

vattuvarg ( 2014-02-02 10:18:17 +0300 )edit

I don't need a theme picker (period). Installing it and using it and uninstalling it and going back to default would be more than enough.

ApB ( 2014-02-02 16:50:55 +0300 )edit

Great idea! However it could be integrated, it would be a great feature and customization is as important as other secondary features. It's one reason (beyond other reasons) I don't like Windows Phone for example. Moreover I really like your icons job!

juju_des_highlands ( 2014-04-20 11:30:32 +0300 )edit

Only one rpm package, numix icons found from openrepos, any more anywhere?

ropelius ( 2015-12-16 10:50:21 +0300 )edit


No AFAIK. And the source for numix or info on how to pack an icon theme hasn't been published anywhere.

ApB ( 2015-12-16 12:52:14 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-10 20:26:11 +0300

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Bonus icons. These are not official jolla app icons but you may want to replace an icon for the related apps.


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And thats all folks.

Proper full screen screenshot will get 2 internets this time :P And maybe a cheezeburger. ;D

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RSS: Use the lower left corner as the radius for the background and add some "textlines" visible at the top right corner. Screenshot would be a better camera icon. Weather could have a cloud- shaped background with a partial sun.

vattuvarg ( 2014-03-10 21:12:10 +0300 )edit

...and don't be afraid to have objects that go beyond the background boundaries. (e.g. the butterfly in the original gallery icon).

vattuvarg ( 2014-03-10 21:17:32 +0300 )edit

While i appreciate feedback in general i am not planning to modify them any more. Sorry.

ApB ( 2014-03-10 22:24:34 +0300 )edit

Sorry to hear that.

vattuvarg ( 2014-03-11 00:36:06 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-09 11:54:22 +0300

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updated 2014-04-14 23:11:57 +0300

Because it doesn't seem to be able to find a way to do this properly (ie. easy for the joe average user) here are the icons for anyone that wants to do it manually. You are on your own on this. If you want to provide a HowTo feel free to do so.


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First to post a screenshot wins an internet. :D

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you can package rpm with included backup of original icons and use postuninst/preuninst script for restore the original after uninstall..

Schturman ( 2014-03-09 12:13:55 +0300 )edit

Thank you. I didn't change all of them.


Now, where is my prize? ;)

Moth ( 2014-03-09 15:54:55 +0300 )edit

I like the maps icon very much.

vattuvarg ( 2014-03-09 21:34:03 +0300 )edit

The sharp corner of the maps icon could be the red point of a compass needle. Some lines could be faded in to symbolize degrees. Center the circle of the position marker and let the arrow of the marker reach the edge of the icon.

vattuvarg ( 2014-03-10 21:25:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-04-09 19:57:14 +0300

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updated 2014-04-09 19:59:20 +0300

Bonus icons v2:

Youtube app:

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ebay app:

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In case anyone wants an icon for an app not included in the ones i published you can ask here and i miiiiiiiiiighhhht do it depending on a huge number of random factors. :P

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Your icons are beautiful. Are they free to be used?

magullo ( 2014-04-09 22:53:53 +0300 )edit


Commercially no. Other than that i don't think they are usable outside the phone since the resolution and shape is quite specific.

ApB ( 2014-04-14 15:56:01 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-04-20 09:54:27 +0300

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Bonus v4:

Feedly client:

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Friends (facebook app):

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answered 2014-04-14 15:53:19 +0300

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Bonus V3:

Tweetian. (since there isn't any other twitter app)

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Well yes. I wan't going for sheer realism BTW. I wanted a "cartoonish" look to it. After looking at it for quite a while i didn't want to change anything else.

The one on your link is waaaaaaay too minimal for my taste at least. Not against minimalism (quite fan of it TBH) but if i was going that route it would end up looking like Gary Hume's birds paintings. I made some minimal sketches but decided against it in the end.

ApB ( 2014-04-14 23:20:28 +0300 )edit

Haha @vattuvarg, that icon reminds me a lot of one of the characters in http://nedroid.com/

I can't say I dislike it, though.

nthn ( 2014-04-15 00:12:26 +0300 )edit

OK, let's start a contest... ;)


Moth ( 2014-04-15 02:23:17 +0300 )edit

@Moth Twitter (the company) doesn't like it when people modify its logo, so you can't use it as a base for icons for another app. https://about.twitter.com/press/brand-assets Doubt that it will cause any trouble, unless @veskuh decides to use your icon in Tweetian Sailfish, but keep it in mind :)

ApB ( 2014-04-15 18:05:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-12 11:47:53 +0300

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Bonus v6:

Compass icon:

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Sorry to say... Clean but boring...

vattuvarg ( 2014-05-12 12:47:43 +0300 )edit

No problem ;)

ApB ( 2014-05-12 12:52:43 +0300 )edit


Have you seen @Moth's wireframe one?

vattuvarg ( 2014-05-12 12:55:35 +0300 )edit

Yes. Not a direction i'd like to take.

ApB ( 2014-05-12 13:21:49 +0300 )edit

I like it... Much more than the icon of "Orienteering Compass".

torcida ( 2014-05-12 19:52:06 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-04-23 11:12:25 +0300

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Bonus v5:

Tweaked Meecast icon:

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Thank you for all the efforts! They are beautiful!

Waxberry ( 2014-06-19 02:07:58 +0300 )edit


You are welcome :)

ApB ( 2014-06-19 10:58:02 +0300 )edit
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