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Old 02-09-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
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Linux Icons


What format are Linux Desktop Icons ? I read somehere .png 32 x 32 pixel. I am a "Linux Tourist" and am only familiar with the .ico format Windows uses. Are there different flavors of Linux Desktop Interface ? If so any details would be helpful. I have a bunch of icons I created that I'd like to convert for Linux users.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 02-09-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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If you mean shells, yeah. KDE and Gnome are probably the most popular.

www.kde-look.org will probably have some good info for you.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thanks -- yes "Shells" is what I meant.

That's a very helpful site talking about color depth and size for KDE icons. What they miss in the "How to Create Icons" section is the fundamental filetype ... is it .png ? They seem to be talking about how they should look assuming users are already familiar with basic Linux (KDE) icon format.

I appreciate your help -- still looking to verify if it's really .png

Alex

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Old 02-09-2005, 11:47 AM   #4
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Yes .png, though you should be able to other formats as well. Not sure. I've only used .png for my icons
 
Old 02-09-2005, 11:56 AM   #5
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Awesome thanks for your help!

Okay here is my first try at converting a Windows icon to .png

http://www.entity.cc/monitor-blue.png

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Old 02-09-2005, 01:15 PM   #6
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png works for icons. I think .svg works as well.


And "shells" ??? 'bash" is a shell. 'csh' is a shell. KDE and Gnome are Desktop Environments. Fluxbox, IceWM, etc., are Window Managers.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 01:30 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Padma

And "shells" ??? 'bash" is a shell. 'csh' is a shell. KDE and Gnome are Desktop Environments. Fluxbox, IceWM, etc., are Window Managers.
Again you are dealing with a "tourist" like I stated. I will assume 'bash' and 'csh' are more like a command line type of "environment" but they are all considered shells aren't they?

Thanks,

Alex

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'Shells" are command-line environments.

Window Managers / Desktop Environments are something altogether different.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 01:42 PM   #9
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Smile Perfect

Thanks very much for your time here! I'm also writing a paper describing various icon types and it helps to have the terms sorted out.

For example when discussing formats:

Linux Desktop Environments Like KDE & Gnome
(.png and possibly other formats like .svg)

Much appreciated

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