@bugaevc No, but good luck getting an app that doesn’t follow the HIG into their App Store. So I guess that’s the road that GNOME Software will take to ensure consistency?
The default on macOS and iOS is consistency due to the culture/focus of the platforms. The default on Linux is inconsistency (a trait that is often lionised and labeled “choice” instead of criticised).
Given we probably don’t want an authoritarian App Store model, distributions enforcing consistency should be applauded.
@aral not that many apps care about getting into the Mac App Store (as opposed to the iOS App Store); and I don't think icon style inconsistency has a lot to do with choice-as-a-user-feature.
I'd say consistency comes from developers (& designers) *caring* about it, caring about making great native apps that fit in with the platform. And of course from the platform providing enough tools & guidance to make it feasible for the developers/designers.
@aral There are people who are passionate about building a beautiful Linux (in particular, GNOME) desktop experience, me included. There's no need to force these people into following the HIG — they happily do it themselves. It's a matter of *helping* them by providing guidelines and tools. That's what the new GNOME icon guidelines (https://developer.gnome.org/hig/stable/icon-design.html, including the icon template), and tools like Icon Preview are about.
@bugaevc I think I still prefer the old Tango icons but damn if these aren't sharp as hell
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