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Re: Unnecessary changes

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 22:14:27 +0200

Math Random wrote:
>> If you're not prepared to volunteer then don't complain about it.
>> Simon
> I don't appreciate that Simon. I'm just pointing something out that I
> sincerely think is a change for the worse. I'm a web developer, so if
> you tell me how to code icons in ASP.NET I'll be glad to help ;-)

It's not that you point something out. It's the way *how* you did it.

* you claim that most (if not all) UI changes were unnecessary
* you were "unpleasantly surprised by the new 'visuals'"
* the icons for line endings in TMerge are "distracting"
* you also don't like the background images in some dialogs

Was there something you did like?

btw: you can turn off the whitespaces in TMerge, that will also hide the
line endings.

And as Simon pointed out already: if someone wants to improve the icon
sets, we would appreciate it. But as long as nobody steps up, you will
have to live with the ones *we* create. You comment "if you tell me how
to code icons in ASP.NET I'll be glad to help" indicates that you have
the same problem as we: we're developers, not designers. Blaming us for
what you yourself are not able or willing to do?

> I believe that the default icon set in the previous version is best
> for Windows XP users. The new icon set is explicitly designed for
> Vista users, and I believe there are still Windows XP users for

Wrong. I made the new icon set because the old one didn't scale. You
can't just blow up an 32x32 icon to 256x256 and still have it look good.
So I created the icons as vector graphics and converted them to ico files.
And they look the very same on Vista as on XP.

> TortoiseSVN (at least one). There is no need for a graphical designer,
> the OLD icons were great! So all that would be needed is to put the
> OLD icons in as an OPTIONAL icon set.

But the old ones also lack the 'unversioned' and 'ignored' icon.

> If that is too much to ask, that's too bad. At least I tried... my
> philosophy is that you have a no already, you can have a yes, but only
> if you ask.
> Now I will shut up, because according to Simon criticism is only
> allowed if you contribute (typical). Perhaps Simon, the project would
> be better as a private project, then there wouldn't be these pesky
> 'users' complaining?

You can critisize even if you don't contribute. But the way you
critisize is very bad. We're not idiots or children who don't know what
they're doing.

If you like the old icons so much, just get them back from the 1.4.x
branch or the latest tag:


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Received on 2008-09-16 22:14:48 CEST

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