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=== Procedure ===
 
=== Procedure ===
  
As for the procedure, I think you draw new icons in share/icons/icons.svg, group each icon and assign an id to the group via the "item properties" dialog (you can also use the XML editor), and then you specify that id for the corresponding verb in verbs.cpp (the last component of each line of props[]). But I never tried that so I may be wrong. Try it and document what you find out.
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As for the procedure, draw new icons in share/icons/icons.svg, group each icon and assign an id to the group via the "item properties" dialog (you can also use the XML editor), and then you specify that id for the corresponding verb in verbs.cpp (the last component of each line of props[]).
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I'd like everyone who commits icons.svg to also make sure they have the following in ~/.inkscape/preferences.xml, before they save the file:
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  <group
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      id="svgoutput"
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      usenamedcolors="0"
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      numericprecision="7"
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      minimumexponent="-8"
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      inlineattrs="1"
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      indent="0" />
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This makes quite a difference in file size, and for such time-critical file as this, every millisecond counts. Thanks!
  
 
[[Category:Developer Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Developer Documentation]]

Revision as of 21:44, 13 February 2008

BULIA SAYS:

My opinion on the desirable icon style is here:

IconsStyle

Other than that, it's difficult to give advice. All I can say is that e.g. the group/ungroup and z-order icons are ugly and noisy, while the flip icons are OK. Icons IMHO must be simple and laconic, not "realistic" or "3D". Just go on and try to draw something and we'll comment :)

Procedure

As for the procedure, draw new icons in share/icons/icons.svg, group each icon and assign an id to the group via the "item properties" dialog (you can also use the XML editor), and then you specify that id for the corresponding verb in verbs.cpp (the last component of each line of props[]).

I'd like everyone who commits icons.svg to also make sure they have the following in ~/.inkscape/preferences.xml, before they save the file:

  <group
     id="svgoutput"
     usenamedcolors="0"
     numericprecision="7"
     minimumexponent="-8"
     inlineattrs="1"
     indent="0" />

This makes quite a difference in file size, and for such time-critical file as this, every millisecond counts. Thanks!