While I have been away in Fermo (a nice Italian city) last week to attend a summer school for my PhD, I was somehow expecting a flood of bug reports against krita 1.6 Beta1, but I got disappointed, or should I say: I got a pleasant surprise, there was very few bug reports, I can see two possibilities, either no one tested it or there was a very few number of visible bugs. Somehow, I tend to think that it is the second solution, mostly because krita’s internal architecture hasn’t changed much between 1.5 and 1.6 which means that there was less possibilities to add bugs in core functions. On the other, I tend to think that unfortunately, very few people test beta version, and that a lot of issues will be discovered after the release of 1.6.0.
If you look at the krita tool bar on the image bellow, you will notice the lack of uniformity of our icons, and how the interface really looks bad because of it:
A few weeks ago, an artist, Ronan Zeegers offered us to create a complete set of icons to replace what we had until now:
The result is really awesome, I really love those new icons and the look krita has now due to them.
While it brings uniformity to the interface, unfortunately it is not themable yet, but I think that those black and white icons won’t cause any visual trouble with other icon themes than crystal. And hopefully for Krita2/KDE4, all those icons (or other ones, but specialized for krita) will be moved to the Oxygen theme, and we won’t need anymore to maintain our own custom icons.