No user icons provided / user icons not used

Bug #1291608 reported by Robert Ancell on 2014-03-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
unity-control-center (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

GNOME Control Centre provided a default set of user icons so users could pick an icon for themself. Since we've migrated to Unity Control Centre we no longer have any default icons.

The options seem to be:
1. Split the icons out of gnome-control-center and ship them with both GNOME Control Centre and Unity Control Centre.
2. Provide a set of Ubuntu themed icons, e.g. the Ubuntu pictograms [1].
3. Remove support from Unity Control Centre for user icons since they're not actually used anywhere.

What does design think about option 3? I note the design [2] shows icons but it doesn't indicate if they're used anywhere. If not option 3, can we get a good set of pictograms to use?


Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

I've pushed a branch with the user icon controls removed to lp:~robert-ancell/unity-control-center/no-user-icons. Here is what it looks like.

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

And here is what it looks like currently for comparison

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Hey Matthew, do you have any opinion/recommendation on that?

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

The icons are used in the system menu, and obviously in System Settings itself. And I don't understand the other two options. If unity-control-center started out as an exact copy of gnome-control-center, why doesn't it include the same icons as gnome-control-center does? Did someone delete them? If so, undelete them.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks Matthew.

The icons are still shipped in g-c-c, we can't ship them in u-c-c as well because it would make both conflict (and we want GNOME and Unity to be installable on the same machine). We can't really rename either because it would lead to have the icons duplicated in the UI if you have both installed.

I'm going to go with option 1, make g-c-c build a g-c-c-faces and make u-c-c recommends it

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-control-center - 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu54

gnome-control-center (1:3.6.3-0ubuntu54) trusty; urgency=medium

  * debian/, debian/gnome/control-center-data.install,
    - create a new binary with data files that are needed by g-c-c and u-c-c
      (the default selection of user icons for example) (lp: #1291608)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:25:38 +0100

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-control-center - 14.04.3+14.04.20140324-0ubuntu1

unity-control-center (14.04.3+14.04.20140324-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Sebastien Bacher ]
  * Recommends new gnome-control-center-shared-data for user icons (LP:
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:59:43 +0000

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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