[vlc-devel] Some propaganda again :)

David Fuhrmann david.fuhrmann at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 16 17:25:54 CEST 2012

Am 02.07.2012 um 18:09 schrieb Richard C. G. Øiestad:

> Hi, I am the designer of the current VLC cone that has been in use for quite a time now. 
> Today I checked out the android vlc and saw some fuzz in its icon (seems like it is built on the vector icon assets for linux), so take the opportunity to promote my newer icon again so if I going to make better assets for android I would like to do it from the newer icon I also created a while ago.
> A while after that I had designet it I saw some failures in the details etc on it. So I started on a new one which was going to be better:
> Some arguments
> - High res. so it would be future proof for retina systems (ex: os x 10.8 expect icons in 1024x1024)
> - The perspective of the object (cone) you see the cone from conforms better with the icon specs of os x / android / ios, 
> - It is easier to create desktop wallpapers and other higher res graphics from it
> - the cone has now a shadow the represent that it stands on something
> http://furusystems.com/temp/presentation-new-icon.png
> Assets for this icon exist
> - as hires graphics
> - mac os x
> - windows
> - ios
> - android(should I?)
> All the smaller sizes is hand alltered in pixels to give it good detail in small sizes.
> All I need is a YES and a list of mail addresses of the people that actually put the assets inside.
> If NO I will make new assets anyway from the current vlc icon to android spec.


I just remembered this mail, and want to write an answer:
IMO the new icon version is really nice and I would appreciate it if the new cone would be integrated for the next major version, for example.

When we do that, we should probably update all occurrences of the cone. In particular, I'm thinking of all the extension-specific icons in extras/package/macosx/Resources/icons. Do you have (or can create) updated graphics for these as well?

Also, I would like to try out the new application icon a little on my machine. So, could you send me the new VLC.icns file for mac? That would be great.

Best regards,

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