Tomethicons

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On a suggestion by SJ (in the Trillian forums) that we should make a publicly available icon set for skinners, I started making the Public SVG Icon Set. The concept was to have a set of 'original' icons created in a vector format (such as SVG) so the icons could be smoothly rescalable.

All of the icons in that original package (except Sametime*) were created by me, attempting to be as true to the originals as possible. (The IRC icon is patterned after the 'c' in the mIRC logo, Jabber is inspired by the jabber.org logo. The Novell icon was from Messenger 1.0 included with GroupWare 6.5.0, which I preferred to the newer icons after 6.5 SP1.) I used Inkscape and Sodipodi to create them.

That set was released in the public domain.

This icon pack, Tomethicons, was created to demonstrate what could be done with the Public SVG Icon Set.

PERMISSIONS: Since I have given the base icons away to the public domain for free without requirement for credit, this set (Tomethicons) is my only opportunity for credit and NO PERMISSION is given to modify or redistribute it without naming me as the PRIMARY AUTHOR. (With the exception of the base icons themselves.)

*The Sametime icon has since been recreated by myself. (Mainly so it was modifyable, since TH created it by hand and defined everything in his defs section, meaning it couldn't be changed inside Inkscape at the time.)

Trillian Version

The Trillian version of Tomethicons was for Trillian 3.1. It has not been released for Trillian Astra yet. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten all of you loyal users. :) I will be maintaining Tomethicons for Trillian as long as I can. Above is the current preview of the base icons.

If you have Trillian Astra 4.2, you can download the weekly build here. (It should be updated automatically every Wednesday. The automatic updater is currently broken. Hopefully I can fix that soon.) Unzip the file to \stixe\icons or %appdata%\Trillian\stixe\icons. If everything is in the correct place, you should be able to select the icons under preferences->skins->Emoticons, Icons, and More.

What I'd actually like to do is release it as a JISP set (see Tomethicons (JISP)) then just create a JISP -> Trillian adapter package to allow Trillian to use any JISP files. That way I don't have to keep updating the 'pack for Trillian anymore and can just update the 'adapter'. (It may mean adding my own extensions to the JISP format for mobile, video, etc, but I'd rather do that than recreate the 'pack with every new version of Trillian.) That way I could do the same with NecronomIcons and Χ-maçons and have everything updated at once when things change. Alas, unfortunately, STIXE isn't built to be able to handle arbitrarily-sized icons everywhere, so I doubt this is going to happen.

(2010) NOTE: This iconpack is in a state of incompleteness right now. Things have changed since I last edited the code and there are a few places the code is out of sync with the icon graphics. Post on the discussion page if you find issues, so I know what I need to work on.


JISP Files

The following are Tomethicons exported to JISP[1] file format for those who use JISP compatible clients such as Psi. I've written a script that will export to a JISP of any size I want, so if your desired size is not here, just leave me a note on the talk page and I'll see what I can do about building a version for you. (I like my 10px version myself.) Hopefully Psi sill support SVG natively in the future so I can just release a (Small) and (Large) version and the end user can customize them to whatever size they desire. (NOTE: These files should be automatically updated to the latest version every Wednesday morning.)

The 12px version in use.
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The 12px version in use.
Image:Tomethicons_jisp_Jabber.png

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Image:Tomethicons_jisp_AIM.png

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Image:Tomethicons_jisp_ICQ.png

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Image:Tomethicons_jisp_MSN.png

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Image:Tomethicons_jisp_Yahoo.png

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Image:Tomethicons_jisp_Google.png

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