Week 27 start with the hard string freeze for 6.1 So I was a bit hurry to submit the last patches for Notebookbar implementations to get everything translated. Thanks to Cloph I get everything into 6.1. After that the second part was the Notebookbar codebase changes made from GSOC student Kshitij Pathania and his mentor Szymon Kłos. I don’t know how but everything was backported to 6.1 and so our experimental users can test the different Notebookbar implementations so that we hopefully get an awesome NB release with 6.2. Bugfixing was no on top of the todo list.
Colibre icons get full support for 32px icon size so you can change in Options -> View -> Toolbar icon size -> Extra Large. General Colibre icon size bugfixing was always in focus to get an awesome initial Colibre icon theme release.
Elementary icon theme is now default on all GTK platforms so they get some updates to get ready for the 6.1 release.
Breeze icons get also some updated icons for a wonderful 6.1 release.
Tango icons was default on Windows and GTK platforms in 6.0 but in 6.1 it want be default any more. There are some reason first is the lack of maintainer. As galaxy icons were dropped from the core LibreOffice repository (available via the extension webpage) tango icons need some tweaks to get ready for 6.1 without galaxy.
In general Colibre, Breeze and Elementary should be ready for 6.1 and the new icons needed for the different Notebookbar implementations. Some minor work has to be done next week.
I love the LibreOffice menubar and Jay did a great work in the last releases but the layout of the different LibreOffice apps were not 100% consistent so I submit some patches to get a better synchronization between the different apps.
For the full list of changes check the gerrit history log I’m talking about 30 patches. In the next weeks I’ll work on the different icon themes I’m the maintainer and submit missing icons to Colibre, Breeze and Elementary icon theme to get a gread 6.1 release.
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LibreOffice get new app icons. The style is the same than before cause I love the existing work. So in general it’s only a more flat app icon set cause it fit’s now better into the design language of the operation systems and desktop environmental.
As I don’t have OS-X it would be very helpful if someone can generate the (38) .icns icon files. All files are available in svg and png.
Please check the new default icon themes for LibreOffice 6.1.
- Windows switch from Tango to Colibre tdf#90194
- Gnome and GTK switch from Tango to Elementary tdf#116695
- Linux KDE stay with Breeze
- OS-X discussion is still open tdf#116916
Windows: Tango to Colibre
Gnome based desktops: Tango to Elementary
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The breeze icon theme was my first task for LibreOffice back in 2014. 4 Months later I proudly present the new LO Breeze icon set with more than 2.500 icons for LibreOffice.
Breeze get the default icon theme for the KDE desktop with LibreOffice 5.0. Ubuntu switch to breeze cause they stop the development of there own icon theme and prefer breeze. As LibreOffice Online was announced 2016 they ship breeze cause it was the only icon theme with full svg support. And Breeze was also the default on OSX cause sifr lack of icons.
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LibreOffice is an office suite for ALL operating systems. With the Breeze icons for LibreOffice 5.0 it is integrated into the Plasma desktop. With LibreOffice 6.0 it get Elementary support, so one of the last platform where LibreOffice didn’t follow the OS brand is Windows.
With the coming LibreOffice 6.1 release LibreOffice will fit Windows (10) perfectly with the new Colibre icon theme.
Initial charliecnr work on a Office 2013 clone, but as this theme has some licence issues, I start the complete new icon theme Colibre. Colibre follow the icon design guidelines from Microsoft, which mean Colibre will use the same color scheme than MS Office. The typologie of the icons follow Breeze and Elementary.
So with LibreOffice 6.1 Windows get the first Office Suite that fits perfect the operation system style.
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