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= Echo cursor theme =
 
= Echo cursor theme =
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== Goals ==
 
== Goals ==
 
* create new cursor theme for Fedora
 
* create new cursor theme for Fedora
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* MartinSourada - I have found a draft [http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/cursor-spec cursor-spec]  at [http://freedesktop.org/wiki/ freedesktop.org] .
 
* MartinSourada - I have found a draft [http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/cursor-spec cursor-spec]  at [http://freedesktop.org/wiki/ freedesktop.org] .
 
* MartinSourada - I made a list of Bluecurve cursors. It's a early draft, feel free to edit it: [https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/7/78/Artwork_EchoCursors_bluecurve-list.txt bluecurve-list] . References (positions in 24x24 grid) are to this image: [http://people.redhat.com/duffy/icons/cursors/Bluecurve/Bluecurve-24-1.png Bluecurve-24-1.png]  
 
* MartinSourada - I made a list of Bluecurve cursors. It's a early draft, feel free to edit it: [https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/7/78/Artwork_EchoCursors_bluecurve-list.txt bluecurve-list] . References (positions in 24x24 grid) are to this image: [http://people.redhat.com/duffy/icons/cursors/Bluecurve/Bluecurve-24-1.png Bluecurve-24-1.png]  
* MartinSourada - I made a new list of cusors. There are compared freedesktop.org cursor-specs with KDE/QT and GNOME/GTK. At the bottom there is a list with cursors not mentioned in freedesktop.org spec, but present in [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_bluecurve-list.txt]] bluecurve-list] . See [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_cursor-list.txt]] cursor-list] . We should make a wiki page with a table based on this list where we prepare list of cursors we need to create with default names, descriptions and symbolic links (when the same cursor has different names).
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* MartinSourada - I made a new list of cusors. There are compared freedesktop.org cursor-specs with KDE/QT and GNOME/GTK. At the bottom there is a list with cursors not mentioned in freedesktop.org spec, but present in [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_bluecurve-list.txt | bluecurve-list]]. See [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_cursor-list.txt |cursor-list]. We should make a wiki page with a table based on this list where we prepare list of cursors we need to create with default names, descriptions and symbolic links (when the same cursor has different names).
 
* MartinSourada - Created new wiki page for [[Artwork/EchoCursors/NamingSpec |NamingSpec]] .
 
* MartinSourada - Created new wiki page for [[Artwork/EchoCursors/NamingSpec |NamingSpec]] .
 
* prepare script for building a cursor theme from cursor images
 
* prepare script for building a cursor theme from cursor images
 
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== Sketches ==
 
== Sketches ==
[[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_MartinSourada - arrow: [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LL_arrow48a.png]]  [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LL_arrow48a.svg]] LL SVG] [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LD_arrow48a.png]]  [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LD_arrow48a.svg]] LD SVG] [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RL_arrow48a.png]]  [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RL_arrow48a.svg]] RL SVG]  [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RD_arrow48a.png]]  [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RD_arrow48a.svg]] RD SVG]  
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MartinSourada - arrow: [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LL_arrow48a.png]]  [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LL_arrow48a.svg |LL SVG][[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LD_arrow48a.png]]  [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_LD_arrow48a.svg |LD SVG]] [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RL_arrow48a.png]]  [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RL_arrow48a.svg |RL SVG]]  [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RD_arrow48a.png]]  [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_RD_arrow48a.svg |RD SVG]]
 
* goal: 3D look, lighting as in Echo icons, easily distinguishable the point where the cursor points
 
* goal: 3D look, lighting as in Echo icons, easily distinguishable the point where the cursor points
 
* to do: further polishing of a shape and colour, adding shadow, changing size to fit well with additions like + or ? or throbber, making smaller versions
 
* to do: further polishing of a shape and colour, adding shadow, changing size to fit well with additions like + or ? or throbber, making smaller versions
* testing: if you'd like to test the cursor I have built dark left-handed version with xcursorgen. Put [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_arrow]] arrow]  to /usr/share/Echo/cursors/arrow (note that arrow is file, not folder), create symlink left_ptr to "./arrow" (without the quotes) and in gconf go to /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse and set cursor_theme to Echo. It should work, if you use instead of "Echo" whatever else theme you have installed or, maybe even if you put it into ~./icons/theme_name/cursors/arrow but I didn't try it. If you try it, please report whether it works or not.
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* testing: if you'd like to test the cursor I have built dark left-handed version with xcursorgen. Put [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_arrow|arrow]]  to /usr/share/Echo/cursors/arrow (note that arrow is file, not folder), create symlink left_ptr to "./arrow" (without the quotes) and in gconf go to /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse and set cursor_theme to Echo. It should work, if you use instead of "Echo" whatever else theme you have installed or, maybe even if you put it into ~./icons/theme_name/cursors/arrow but I didn't try it. If you try it, please report whether it works or not.
  
 
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'''Paper-Based Sketches:'''
 
'''Paper-Based Sketches:'''
  
[[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Arrows-Mar21.jpg]   
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[[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Arrows-Mar21.jpg]]   
  
 
*  mainly 3D-ish ones
 
*  mainly 3D-ish ones
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| || '''Arrow:''' || '''Hourglass:''' || '''Resize:'''
 
| || '''Arrow:''' || '''Hourglass:''' || '''Resize:'''
 
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|[[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_]] ''Cone (preview)'' || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Arrow-48.png]]  || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Hourglass-48.png]]  || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Resize-48.png]]
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|''Cone (preview)'' || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Arrow-48.png]]  || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Hourglass-48.png]]  || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Resize-48.png]]
 
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| ''Cone (files)'' || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Arrow-48.svg]] LL SVG]  || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Hourglass-48.svg]] LL SVG] || [[Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Resize-48.svg]] LL SVG]
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| ''Cone (files)'' || [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Arrow-48.svg|LL SVG]]  || [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Hourglass-48.svg|LL SVG]] || [[:Image:Artwork_EchoCursors_BA-Cube-Resize-48.svg|LL SVG]]
 
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Latest revision as of 15:53, 4 August 2008

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Echo cursor theme

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Goals

  • create new cursor theme for Fedora
  • create cursor NamingSpec
  • make it consistent with new Echo icon theme
  • make three different sizes: 24x24 36x36 48x48
  • make dark and light version
  • make left-handed and right-handed version

Current Status

  • collecting ideas - please post your ideas to the Sketches section below
  • to do:
  • prepare new page similar to EchoDevelopment - need naming specs and cursor descripitons - DONE: Artwork/EchoCursors/Development
  • MartinSourada - I have found a draft cursor-spec at freedesktop.org .
  • MartinSourada - I made a list of Bluecurve cursors. It's a early draft, feel free to edit it: bluecurve-list . References (positions in 24x24 grid) are to this image: Bluecurve-24-1.png
  • MartinSourada - I made a new list of cusors. There are compared freedesktop.org cursor-specs with KDE/QT and GNOME/GTK. At the bottom there is a list with cursors not mentioned in freedesktop.org spec, but present in bluecurve-list. See cursor-list . We should make a wiki page with a table based on this list where we prepare list of cursors we need to create with default names, descriptions and symbolic links (when the same cursor has different names).
  • MartinSourada - Created new wiki page for NamingSpec .
  • prepare script for building a cursor theme from cursor images

Sketches

MartinSourada - arrow: Artwork EchoCursors LL arrow48a.png LL SVG Artwork EchoCursors LD arrow48a.png LD SVG Artwork EchoCursors RL arrow48a.png RL SVG Artwork EchoCursors RD arrow48a.png RD SVG

  • goal: 3D look, lighting as in Echo icons, easily distinguishable the point where the cursor points
  • to do: further polishing of a shape and colour, adding shadow, changing size to fit well with additions like + or ? or throbber, making smaller versions
  • testing: if you'd like to test the cursor I have built dark left-handed version with xcursorgen. Put arrow to /usr/share/Echo/cursors/arrow (note that arrow is file, not folder), create symlink left_ptr to "./arrow" (without the quotes) and in gconf go to /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse and set cursor_theme to Echo. It should work, if you use instead of "Echo" whatever else theme you have installed or, maybe even if you put it into ~./icons/theme_name/cursors/arrow but I didn't try it. If you try it, please report whether it works or not.

BenArnold:

Paper-Based Sketches:

Artwork EchoCursors BA-Arrows-Mar21.jpg

  • mainly 3D-ish ones
  • top left and one below: built up of basic primitives, second more square
  • top-right block: thinner plain, wouldn't really work due to lack of clarity during use
  • bottom-left: more Echoey, inc. outline; I see this as being green for some reason, reminds me of the redo icon.
  • bottom-right: with the middle-left; other cursors to build up this set, double pointer is an alternative for hand and a no entry. This set are like folded paper, the bottom-left side having a little shading to fit with Echo lighting.



Digital Mockups:

Arrow: Hourglass: Resize:
Cone (preview) Artwork EchoCursors BA-Cube-Arrow-48.png Artwork EchoCursors BA-Cube-Hourglass-48.png Artwork EchoCursors BA-Cube-Resize-48.png
Cone (files) LL SVG LL SVG LL SVG
  • looks quite fine and detailed: may work given the sharpness of the Echo icons but needs thinker lines for clarity? Will it get lost in the screen or wallpaper?