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Re: [Subclipse-dev] open resource from change path list

From: Eugene Kuleshov <eu_at_javatx.com>
Date: 2005-06-20 17:45:44 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:

>> Hmm. Did you had a chance to look at icon I send to the list?
>> I hoped it would remind "repository" similarity little more and have
>>something in common with some other SVN icons (history and show
>>annotation/blame). Not sure if new icon has enough similarity with
>>"repository" from CVS plugin.
>> Anyway, it is quite minor issue and I just trying to make UI look
>>little more consistent.
> I started with the same icon you did, I do not understand why you do not
> think it shows similarity to the "repositories".

   It has two cylinders comparing with 3 for CVS repository. Plus it has
some "strange" frame on the back. None of SVN or CVS icons has such
frame and I have difficult time to explain even to myself what this
frame symbolyse. :-)

> Plus, I was trying to
> make it look enough different that it would be easy to distinguish.

   It does look diferrent. No complains here. :-)

> You know you always have the option of just replacing the .gif in your
> local plugin folder.
> I probably should have said to do that originally
> and just left the original icon.

   This is not quite appropriate. Especially for the users who
installing plugins with update manager.
   Also, I believe that in a future Subclipse plugins will be packaged
as jars and not expanded folders (this is available since 3.0)

> I think the new one looks pretty good though.

   I'm not saying it is looking bad. I'm saying that it could create
better visual associations for repository concept and for cvn.

   By the way, there is seveal icons using rectangle with SVN text
(suncronize provider, background tasks, new repository location). So, I
see some opportunity to reuse that "green guy" character for all those

Received on Tue Jun 21 01:45:44 2005

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