bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #42785, The icon of Octave is ugly


bug #42785: The icon of Octave is ugly

Submitted by:  John Chain <zjgcnhuahikn>
Submitted on:  Wed Jul 16 20:18:01 2014  
Category: DocumentationSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: InvalidAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Sun Apr 19 15:22:34 2015, comment #7:

No response from OP in over 6 months, closing inactive bug report as invalid.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu Jul 31 11:23:37 2014, comment #6:

I am inclined to agree with Peter. It's not an abomination, but there's something unaesthetic about it. Perhaps it is because the blue disk suggest perspective whereas the squares are drawn face on. The orange is also a bit garish.

If there are concerns about changing the logo completely, I would suggest the intermediate solution of removing the squares. Just the inclined blue disk (or some variation on it) would, I think, look neat.

Jonathan Dodd <gnathan87>
Fri Jul 18 10:36:15 2014, comment #5:

My vote: keep the current one.

I'm thinking of all the cosmetic changes in Firefox Australis, MS Ribbon, Unity, Windows8, that basically pushed me onto Debian + Palemoon + Libreoffice. And Octave for that matter :)

Plain vanilla please.

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Fri Jul 18 00:05:25 2014, comment #4:

I think we need some confirmation from the OP (right icon? decent resolution?). This honestly surprises me, I think the Octave logo is much more attractive than the icons of many other projects out there.

Peter, is this the icon you're referring to?


Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu Jul 17 15:01:47 2014, comment #3:

I happen to like the existing logo so I think survey work should start first to see if a change is needed and, if so, what direction.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu Jul 17 13:09:28 2014, comment #2:

> I don't think I'm the only guy who thinks the current icon is ugly.

Do you have a link to the survey results? I would like to see what people are thinking.

> Do we have any resources to modernize it?

It's only about 4 years old, but I suppose in today's fast-moving logo world, that's already ancient. One thing we could do is make it monochromatic and less detailed, as that seems to be the natural trend for logo evolution.

> Something like an artwork contest?

Can you help organise this?

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Wed Jul 16 21:52:56 2014, comment #1:

Just to be clear, which icon are you talking about?

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed Jul 16 20:18:01 2014, original submission:

Hi guys,

I don't think I'm the only guy who thinks the current icon is ugly. Octave is a great software and it deserves a more attractive icon/artwork than what it has now.

Do we have any resources to modernize it? Something like an artwork contest?


John Chain <zjgcnhuahikn>


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