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Gnome icons vs Ubuntu icons

wizard

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The latest news from the open source scene is the war of words between the maker of Suru icon theme Samuel Hewitt and Ubuntu Yaru team. Suru is the default icon set in Ubuntu now. While Yaru is the default system theme in Ubuntu. Everything was going well and suddenly @Samuel wrote a blog post complaining Yaru team making modifications to Suru icons infringing the rights of app developer. What Yaru team did was placing a Squaricle ( in fact a square with rounded corners ) behind the icons.

@Samuel considers this as taking control of icon on which only the developer has rights to modify. Whatever that may be, Ubuntu team is throwing their weight behind the Yaru team. Some of them are suggesting that it is nothing different from Windows adding app tiles behind icons in Windows 10.

In the end, if it goes on like this, Ubuntu might soon ship with a different set of icons for 19.10, if not for 19.04.
 
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Trinkets

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I don't think that Gnome icons are bad. They have revamped the whole set working with the app developers. Something they accuse Ubuntu of not doing.
 
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wizard

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They look good indeed. A Redhat employee is doing the design work.

I don't care much. We can use any of those available icon themes and lead a happy life.
 
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