st_phan wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Unfortunately I haven't made much progress – it's my first real work in Open Source and it really is hard (as people say) to find time next to a full time job.
If anybody has tips on how to keep motivation going, they'd be welcome
Look at the overwhelmingly positive feedback you've gotten already! Yes, time is always going to be a problem, and as an open source project the only compensation you will receive will be the gratitude of the community. But, the work you started is something that would benefit this project greatly in my opinion. Recently migrating from OnShape myself, I've found the default icon styles less than plain and generally unpleasant visually. I literally just created a forum account to:
1. Thank you for your work so far
2. Encourage you to keep going
I've participated in free/OSS projects in the past and it is often a thankless job and it is easy to fall victim to hecklers (not that I've seen any in this thread). But I very much hope you manage to find the motivation to see this project through to completion. The icons you've shown us so far look excellent already, even if you aren't finished refining them yet. The overall improvement in user experience even something as simple as a refined and modern icon set would help not only the experienced user, but also newcomers and refugees from 'freemium' cad packages.
Just my thoughts.