In my time i have seen around 5 addons managers in the development. As there was not much official endorsement, not much has happened in that regard. Will keep an eye on the mentioned effort, but for now i will focus on Addons manager.adrianinsaval wrote: ↑Wed May 20, 2020 3:46 pmThere is work being done in remaking the addon manager: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 10#p399140
You could ask him to include a method to download releases from github.
If everything else gets done before, from technical point of view, it comes down to replacing the SVG icons with a pull request.
Possible complications would be some people would use pitch black desktop theme and some icons from your proposal would become invisible. That would end up in the need to provide 2 icon packs, one for dark and one for light set of desktop themes. But you don't know upfront, what variation of dark or light desktop theme is being used. For a single and default icon theme pack, some sort of solution with an "outline" usually needs to be used, basically, you usually need to compromise a bit.Or what would be possible complications?
It's still early, but I started a bit playing around with a style that combines what I like the most about OnShape's and Fusion360's icons:
Exactly.I saw it as a opportunity for me because it doesn't require (or at least I think that) not much programming skills and will make FreeCAD appear more professional
Sounds good.Then I am gonna expand working on the icons. It's a lot of fun actually and it would be cool to (maybe) see them eventually in the app.
I am not too worried about light and dark themes. Most of the work is creating the icons themselves, recoloring them is then fairly quick.
I'd always prefer having two sets instead of outline icons because they also became a bit larger (due to outlining) and therefore don't work as well anymore in smaller size / worse screens.
Note that you don't need to compile FreeCAD, compiling icon theme pack should do.I'll start a new thread once I have some more icons (and once I manage to compile on my Mac^^) to show my progress.
If you would take the COIL variant that makes the most sense to you, would take a couple of icons from it you like the most, and would say OK, lets compromise. How would you approach to adding outline, are you prepared to do that and present the result?1D_Inc wrote:
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