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12942Re: Alternate MacVim Icon

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  • Drew Yeaton
    Dec 2, 2011
      Thanks for the awesome response. Your reasoning is sound, thanks for taking the time to explain the deal. I'll surely reach out to Bram, but your suggestion of adding a how-to on the MacVim wiki is a good idea.

      Drew

      On Dec 2, 2011, at 11:39 AM, björn wrote:

      > On 2 December 2011 02:00, Drew Yeaton wrote:
      >> Thanks for pointing out this conversation.
      >>
      >> 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.
      >
      > I think it is great that you decided to design your own icon, and a
      > lot of people seem to appreciate it. Wonderful! (I mean it, I'm not
      > being facetious)
      >
      > ...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 [1].
      >
      > Björn
      >
      > [1] https://github.com/b4winckler/macvim/wiki
      >
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