iKons 0.5 Pro edition

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IKons 0.5 Pro is a hi-color icon theme. This is the professional edition, which means that it doesn't contain all the icons (e.g. the rocket icon isn't included). If you want the full iKons icon theme, you should download iKons 0.5 Home edition.

This release includes 16x16 icons, 22x22 icons, 32x32 icons, 48x48 icons and 64x64 icons for KDE, a KDE icon theme that can be used with the Control Center, as well as a README file that tells you how to install and alter this icon theme.
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18 years ago

* Lots of new icons (menu icons, toolbar icons, etc.)
* improved folder icons
* more consistent icons

kol

16 years ago

One of the very first, great looking original icon theme for KDE.

Thought of adding this remark, two years after the last comment had been posted :-)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I think the colors of the icons should be brighter. The color of the tablecloth and surroundings at the dining table affect the appetite of the people who are eating. Brighter colors excite the human spirit.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

This is good art!!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

To the author:

Nice set of icons, but the jackass who complained about the rocket icon was just trolling you.

There is no need to have two separate versions of your icon set just because a couple people think they look "cartoonish". There are certainly other icon sets they can use if they feel they need something more conservative.

My .02

siri

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

... the other sets can replace iKons, even if they were more "conservative" as you said. The quality of this set of icons is great, and not comparable to any other. But you have to be a bit more open minded for the benefit of kde. If you want to see KDE running in every desktop (every means > 50% for me), first go for businesses, then universities will get it, and finally every user. But don't pretend to put that rocket on a business desktop man. We are not trolling, just giving opinion, and be sure I've got a very good opinion on these icons! U.

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rei

18 years ago

You seem awfully concerned about that 'rocket', but as others have said, I _highly_ doubt anyone would be concerned about that in the business world. Businesses are concerned about support, they're concerned about the company (yes, other _businesses_) being there in the next five years. Businesses are concerned about applications (Interleaf, Arbortext, Quicksilver, not just Word...) , and people who know how to use them. In any case, a little red rocket is the *least* of a prospective business user's (who != geek) concerns.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

... put my own case. I need to travel often, show what we do... on Linux! I'm not gonna put my little rocket on screen since it doesn't show a corporate image, especially on a projector, that little rocket becomes 20cm! (:P)
Nowadays the image of a company is everything. What do you think M$ does otherwise to sell such crappy things?
Anyway, I don't mind having a rocket as default, as far as I have the chance to change it myself.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

It's a "shame" that you have to mix the Mandrake icons with the your excellent iKons. Maybe you should make your mark in history and donate some icons to Mandrake. Especially their "Mandrake Control Center" needs slicker icons, the current ones are horrible.

Anyway, your icons are great!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I find the fact that it's programmed in gtk gnome even much more horrible..

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

In any way, it ain't pretty. :)

I hope MandrakeSoft hires Kristof Borrey to create their Mandrake icons. That way the guy can make some money on his nice ikons as well.

Mandrake people, are you listening? :)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

... done it. Have you updated to the latest cooker version of the DrakConf??? I said.... wow!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

You really did agreat work! I hope your icon set gets included in KDE3. What I would really like for KDE3 is the possibility to chose from several icon sets. It would be nice to have the possibility to customize your desktop even further and more easily. Is there a module for the kontrollcenter to chose between several icon sets? I don"t really care which icon set is default if you can chose anyway, but I think your beautiful icons are a good candidate for a default icon set!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

is there anyway to install your font without installing hancom office?
that's the font name?
is it truetype?

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Hi,
Great work.
I have only one gripe (so far :-)
The difference between the "find" icon and the "font increase size", "font decrease size" should
be greater.

e.g. how about putting one of the
"foot prints" in the "find" icons actually under the magnifying glass and making a part of the foot print larger.
And for the font icons use a microscope and telescope ?

CPH

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shimmer

18 years ago

I am the Founder of Messiah Linux, may we use you icons for our new desktop called fire. It will have KDE built in as a module and is 100% opensource?

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Do you know they need help for Icons on KDE3?

Perhaps you should work on it??

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Here's a small poll: Do you want 'iKons' to be a part of KDE3, and if 'yes':
-iKons should be one of the icon themes (so: you would have a choice between several icon themes in KDE3) (this is what I had in mind for iKons).
-iKons should be the default theme of KDE 3.

Post your opinion on this forum, or mail it to [email protected]

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

IMHO most of your icons look great, and I use them. However, I want to throw in my 2 cents if the KDE team seriously considers moving to your icon set.
First of all, some of the icons are too similar and may confuse new users. e.g. konsole - control panel - desktop, find - icon size, ... On the other hand, they help to give KDE a more consistent look. The latter is a compliment, and something worth pusuing. If this is your aim, I would seriously consider redesigning some icons like kmail, which need a label to be clear and meaningful.
Just a thought:
What about splitting up your icons into categories at design time (internet / look and feel / folders / docs / utilities / ...) and use a common starting point for all icons in that category; e.g. a globe for all internet-related apps.
Not meant as a rant, I admire your work.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I think you may have a point. Look at the iKons website for the latest info on this topic!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

nice as additions but not for default.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

As an additional theme, or integrated with the default theme.

PLEASE first make a version with a more professional look and feel. The Device, Filesystems, most of the Actions, and MIME icons are more than excellent - I think they should become the default icons, personally - but some misc. icons like the the little rocket symbol just looks way too kingergarten, even for a desktop.

iKons has huge potential, but PLEASE O PLEASE O PLEASE make it professional looking! I'm begging on my knees here! It's nealy perfect, just make it a little less cartoonish by taking out ones you wouldn't want on a corporate desktop - or a home desktop by a user over 5 years old (the rocket...hint, hint :o) ).

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I had mentioned that thing about the little rocket before, but it seems that not everybody thinks the same, so that it's better not to put pressure on it.

Anyway, it's not difficult to change it. Just do as I did: just change the file ".kde/share/icons/iKons/16x16/actions" to whichever icon you like. I don't actually find any other icon that looks so cartoonish, so this should solve your problem.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

...I can change, and in fact did so already. My point is that it should be professional looking "out of the box" if is to be distributed with KDE. One shouldn't have to configure things manually to get a professional-looking desktop; one should have to tinker to get it besides something than a "factory default." And the factory default should be professional looking. When one installs a Linux distribution, it should be ready to go "out of the box" as much as anyone should expect an OS to do so (at least as much as Windows - I've never hadf a hiccup out of Windows 2000). And a proffessional look is part of that. iKons is professional looking, except for things like the rocket.

Thanks for making me aware that the rocket issue is a sensitive one - I'll take your advice and not press it. I remembered someody else before pointing it out, and I thought I'd support that contention.

I strongly feel that things like the rocket should not be a part of the KDE core. If somebody likes it and wants it, then, by all means, let them have it. But don't stick it in by default.

All in all, I think iKons is excellent, and has been excellent - I've been installing them since 0.2 (off and on up until 0.4.x, then like clockwork since). The Device and Filesystem icons are more than excellent, and give KDE a POLISHED, unique look. It's just things like the rocket which undermine the larger polished, professional look.

The author once said he might make two variations of iKons, one professional looking, and one "fun" looking. I don't know what's happened to that. It's an excellent idea, too. Put the pro variation (eg iKons minus the rocket) in Kore by DEFAULT, and package the "fun" variation as an add-in if the user so desires.

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kborrey

18 years ago

it seems that a lot of people think that the rocket icon doesn't look professional ... other people asked me to include the rocket icon in KDE 3 as default ... so: problem! When you don't like the rocket icon, you should delete this icon ... but I think it's a good icon because the rocket represents the launch action. The rocket icon looks "cartoonish", but other KDE icons also look "cartoonish". Torsten Rahn (http://artist.kde.org/introduction.html) describes his icons as being "cartoonish".
The rocket icon will be included in future releases of iKons When there's a new milestone release, I 'll release a seperate package without the rocket icon (iKons Professional). So:
- All future releases of iKons (development and milestone) will include the rocket icon.
- When there's a milestone release of iKons, I'll release a seperate package without the rocket icon (iKons Professional).
Is everybody happy with this solution?

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I agree the semantics of the rocket icon fit perfectly - to "launch" an action. In fact, as far as that concept goes, the rocket is probably the best icons concerning semantics. It's just that its, as you said, cartoonish.

Your decision quite makes me quite happy! :o) I say put iKons Pro in KDE any way you can get it in there!

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18 years ago

* Lots of new icons (menu icons, toolbar icons, etc.)
* improved folder icons
* more consistent icons

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