Breeze love LibreOffice

Jonathan Riddell ask on planet kde in November 2014 if we can make a Breeze icon set for LibreOffice. He also start a wiki page about the used icons. In the end of November Uri the main icon designer make 150 LO icons and after that the infrastructure in LO was prepared to have the posibility for another icon set (https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/13043/)

libreoffice-writer libreoffice-impress libreoffice-math libreoffice-draw libreoffice-calc libreoffice-base

Now 4 Months later I proudly present the new LO Breeze icon set. We make more than 2.500 icons so that the Breeze LO icon set is mature. In future we can offer Oxygen and Breeze icons for LibreOffice. What do you say? I say whow. And I say thanks to the LibreOffice design team to offer us the opportunity to customize LO and for the warm welcome. Maybe breeze will be the backup for Sifr the LO monochrome icon set, because breeze is much more complete than Sifr. You be welcome to change this 😉


Now we have an easter egg challange for you. The last missing icons are sometimes not easy to find. So download the daily build (please wait until 26.03. I was to fast with the blog post) with the new breeze icons and search for missing icons. please comment on the blog post with an screenshot and a short description.

kdenlive labplot yakuake cantor

In addition to LO we also make Breeze icons for Kdenlive, Labplot, Yakuake and now I start with Digikam. If you want Breeze and Breeze-dark icons for your app, leave a post on the VDG Forum or an Issue on the Breeze Git repository.

We have also a realy nice resolution for icon temes, look and feel packages (megathemes) and app specific icons. YOU as the app developer can say which icon set you will support primary in your app. For example Oxygen. So you have to offer all app icons for oxygen. If the user want to use breeze-dark in the breeze-dark iconset from the system the app specific icons are included. So the user get an consistent look and feel on breeze and breeze-dark and the developers can offer what they like.

firefox_icon amarok_icon xchat3 cad2  okteta

Of corse you can join us. Monochrome icons are sometimes difficult to find the right recognizion but easy to design. At google code in I had some realy realy good icon designers like Artem (no designer) or Buno. I will hope they join us again and you too. So leave a icon on https://github.com/NitruxSA/plasma-next-icons.

I ask my google code in student Artem why he support KDE:

My name is Artem, i’m 17 years old programmer from Amursk, a small town in the far east Russia. I’m study in public school and lead an ordinary life. I support KDE because… To be honest, i don’t know. It’s just fun. I do useful things and its great. Btw,i don’t even use Linux (i used to use it, and i wish i will switch my main os to kde based linux distro in the future, when dotnet will be officially crossplatform).


Plasma 5.3 wallpaper contest


Today I want to talk about wallpapers and the great community.

hugo kven

Nuno (not Hugo) made the plasma 5.1 wallpaper and kver the wallpaper for plasma 5.2. The wallpapers are great and a good standard setting but in the past there are more than one wallpaper available in plasma. In the kde-wallpapers-4.8.x package there are Air, Ariya, Autumn, Azul, Blue Wood, Castilla Sky, Finally Summer in Germany, Flying Field, Fog on the West Lake, Fresh Moring, Grass, Hanami, Horos and Media Life.

Ariya Autumn castilla_sky horos

The plasma team and the Visual Design Group want to bring a large selection of wallpapers to plasma 5.3 and therefore We need YOU. Why because you are part of the community and my idea was to show the community, for example:

  • Beach from Huawei
  • City of Bangkok
  • Animals from Peru
  • Krita artist wallpaper
  • Konqui in Silicon Valley
  • Children wallpaper for KDE education
  • plasma (physic) animated wallpaper
  • day and night time wallpaper for hackers
  • mountains from austria

I also want to have wallpapers for the weather app but therefore wallpapers for the following weather conditions are necessary:

  • clear
  • partly cloudy
  • cloudy
  • very cloudy
  • showering
  • scattered showers
  • rainy
  • misty
  • storming
  • hailing
  • snowing
  • scattered snow
  • partly cloudy night
  • cloudy night
  • clear night
  • mixed precipition

Basic guidelines:

  • Keep it simple: don’t use too many colours, shapes, etc.
  • Use a single point of focus to draw the eye in
  • Design at a minimum resolution of 2560 x 1600
  • use png for bitmap files (less colours), jpg for photos and svg for vector artist (result in png)
  • Licence: LGPLv3
  • No branding
  • Test the wallpaper with different resolutions and form factors
  • Break all the rules except the resolution and licence one!

Finished wallpapers:

  • If possible upload your finished wallpaper to opendesktop.org
  • post the link to the wallpaper in the blog post comments

Time schedule:

  • 1st April 2015
  • The winning wallpapers will be revealed on 9th April 2015

Thanks for contributing to Plasma.