The GNOME Journal: Dancing Tango on the Desktop
Mar 08, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Lucas
Rocha for this link. ]
"When we are talking about software, we often go into technical
details and forget that a desktop is for people, not robots, and
thus it should be visually appealing and consistent looking.
Consistence is a matter of not only following human interfaces
guidelines, but using a particular visual style throughout desktop
as well. In the UNIX world we have several major efforts to provide
means for such a desktop. One of them is Tango project that gives
us an icon style guideline, an icon naming specification and an
icon theme based on it.
"In the days of its genesis several unification projects like
RedHat's Bluecurve already existed. It was Steven Garrity who
suggested to work together in his historical email to Red Hat and
Novell representatives and several individual artists. It took
participants almost a year to get things straight and in October
2005 on annual GNOME summit in Boston Jakub Steiner and Steve
Garrity announced the Tango project..."