12937Re: Alternate MacVim Icon
- Dec 2, 2011On 2 December 2011 02:00, Drew Yeaton wrote:
> Thanks for pointing out this conversation.I think it is great that you decided to design your own icon, and a
> I understand the reticence with regards to changing something that's hasn't
> changed in a long time (eg. the vim icon). However, I think pushing forward
> on this is a worthy cause—if nothing more that to attempt to move MacVim
> forward as a product. However, It is slightly discouraging to see the
> conversation about this shut down so abruptly with little reason.
lot of people seem to appreciate it. Wonderful! (I mean it, I'm not
...but, unfortunately I still stand by my earlier posts: I do not want
to change the icon to something that does not closely resemble the
official Vim icon that is displayed on www.vim.org ("the green diamond
with a V").
I have made a serious effort to make MacVim not deviate from Vim on
other platforms. This really is supposed to be Vim on the Mac and not
a fork of Vim, or a Vim clone. To me the icon is a good indication
that MacVim is Vim. A lot of Vim users feel _very_ strongly about
keeping things uniform across platforms and as soon as I change one
little thing they tend to speak up. This is perhaps my strongest
reason for not wanting to change the icon.
That being said: I'm not a fan of the "diamond and V" design myself
and I have been vocal about this in the past. However, I've put my
own wishes to the side on this issue so saying "no" to new icons is
not something I am particularly happy about. My rather abrupt
statement in the thread that was linked to by Caleb was an attempt for
people to stop asking me about this, but I guess that was not the best
way to deal with it. (There is at least one older thread were this
has been discussed as well.)
Anyway, the right person to approach regarding a redesign for the Vim
icon is Bram Moolenaar (the author of Vim). I for one would be happy
if you could convince him that it is about time for the Vim icon to
receive a facelift.
In the meantime, the best idea would be to publish step-by-step
instructions on how to get your redesigned icon and replace the
default icon. You are welcome to add a page to the MacVim wiki .
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