On Sun, 26 Nov 2017, Sven Schreiber wrote:
The first thing is purely about the Windows version: That is based on
Yes, many of the icons we use are from the gtk2 "stock" collection.
I'm wondering if it's possible to switch to the corresponding
icons wherever the stock icons are used. That would fit in better with newer
OSes I think.
I'm afraid there aren't any gtk3 icons; they have deprecated all the
"stock" stuff and not replaced it with anything. Under gtk3 icons are
supposed to come from some (gnome or similar) "icon theme" or other.
Secondly, gretl-specific icons: Some look pretty
"pixelated" and not very
"iconic", if you know what I mean. However, this has also to do with the
pixel density and in terms of window looks also on the Windows version.
Let's consider the toolbar in the main window for example: on my laptop
screen with lots of pixels per cm (and Win7) the icons don't look very modern
but OK. On a bigger but standard desktop screen with less pixels per cm (and
Win10) especially the "open gretl console", "session icon view" and
"X-Y-graph" icons look suboptimal.
The pixelation business is in principle solvable if we went over to
using Helio's SVG versions. I think that would mean introducing a
dependency on librsvg but maybe that's worthwhile.
I've looked at the icon collection on a stock Ubuntu 17.10 system and found
some icons that might be nice and useful. I could send more details later.
There are lots of icon themes these days. We could investigate
grabbing icons from one of them for our Windows build, if there's any
consensus on which to go for.