Chromium M11: icon doesn't scale well in Unity

Bug #777448 reported by Linus C Unneback on 2011-05-04
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #748881: Update SVG logo. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: chromium-browser

Today I updated to the latest chromium-browser ( 11.0.696.57 (82915) Ubuntu 11.04 ). Upon starting it from unity I noticed that the icon looked very ugly, see the attached screenshot.

Some digging reveals that chromium-browsers installs the following files:
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/chromium-browser.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/chromium-browser.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/chromium-browser.svg

Okay, so no png for 40px but hey; there is an svg. However the svg is just a svg with a png-picture embedded inside, wtf? That kind of defeats the purpose of having an svg dosen't it?

To fix the bug i propose that an correct svg gets included in the package.

Linus C Unneback (linusu) wrote :
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Linus C Unneback (linusu) wrote :

At the link below someone seems to have converted the .ai (adobe svg-like) file to svg, uploaded it to wikimedia and licensed it under BSD/Creative-Commons-attribution-2.5. Maybe we can use this svg-file?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chromium_11_Logo.svg

Linus C Unneback (linusu) wrote :

Sorry for spamming the comments but I just wanted to say that replacing the icon with the one linked above makes the problem go away and therefor fixes this bug.

The commands I used:
 cd /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/
 sudo mv chromium-browser.svg chromium-browser.svg.bak
 sudo wget http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Chromium_11_Logo.svg -O chromium-browser.svg

Than log in and out or restart unity.

There is probably bad to fix the problem with these commands but if you want a quick fix and can't wait for this bug to be resolved and the next packages to be released it works very good and icon now sits pretty in the unity launcher :)

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