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Ardis Basic Icon Theme by KotusWorks Ardis Basic Icon Theme by KotusWorks
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This is official release of Ardis Basic Icon Theme, version 1.0.

Ardis is icon theme made to be simple and beautiful by design. All icons are created with accent on nice colors, long shadows and nice looking round shaped with white outline. Perfect choice for everyone who loves simplicity.


Ardis Basic Icon Theme is based on open source Ardis Icon Theme

If you like this icon theme, and you have few bucks to spare, please consider buying one of two premium versions of Ardis Icon Theme:

Ardis Plus Icon Theme

Ardis Mega Icon Theme 

From version 1.0 of icon pack, Ardis splitted in 4 separate icon packs (1 open source icon theme [only for development] , 1 free icon theme, and 2 premium (paying) icon themes), and this was done because I didn't wish to make premium-only icon pack, and lock it only for those who can afford herself to buy it. This much better option for everyone who wish to have this icon pack, but they can't afford it.


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Changelog: link here


Installing instruction:

For KDE users:

extract content of the archive to ~/.kde4/share/icons/ or in ~/.kde/share/icons/ (depends on your distribution setup)

For everybody else:

extract content of the archive to ~/.icons/

Now you have a choice to customize icon pack, open Ardis Basic Icon Theme directory after installing the theme, and click on ArdisBuilder file, and follow instructions, after you've done with customization, select apply and exit Ardis Builder. After performing your customizations you need to re-apply Ardis Basic Icon Theme for changes to be shown.


If you like this project, and if you wish to help me maintain and expand this icon pack, please consider buying this icon pack, or if you wish, you can donate some funds using pay-pal to (every $1 counts)

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davidcb Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if you've fixed this yet, but in the version linked in the description, the function 'make_if_needed' is broken (at least on xubuntu 14.10) in '' (line 3). Instead of creating the missing dirs, it just sits there reading from stdin (the keyboard in this case).
You can fix it by replacing line 4 with:
if [ ! -d $1 ] ; then ; mkdir $1 ; fi

No while-do-done is needed.

Awesome icon pack, btw. It looks great!
KotusWorks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks man, we forgot to update make_loader for final release, but thanks anyway for the suggestion! 
davidcb Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, gtk-update-icon-cache keeps generating invalid icon caches for your theme... Any ideas?
davidcb Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After doing some research on the gtk-update-icon-cache problem, I've found 3 possible causes:

a) spaces in icon names (largely unavoidable, I'd wager) [… ]
b) gtk tries to cache empty directories (not the case here) [… ]
c) icons are in folders which aren't named WIDTHxHEIGHT (also not the case here) [… ]

It seems the only way to work around problem a) (which is probably the case here) is to distribute a pre-built cache which doesn't contain the poorly named files, as stated by snwh.
This command will list the icons that'd need to be excluded for the cache to generate:
cd ~/.icons/Ardis\ Basic\ Icon\ Theme/ && ls -R | grep " "
KotusWorks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh, I haven't been aware of this issue, thanks for reporting and for researching, I'll see what I can do regarding this problem (maybe you've solved it)

I assume this icon-cache is for xfce?
davidcb Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply.

Yeah, it's for xfce.

After going through and temporarily moving the icons with non-standard names (i.e. spaces in the name), I was able to generate the cache.
I'll look into writing a script that will handle this automatically, since it doesn't look like there's any real way to work around it, and doing it on your end for each release sounds like a pain.
KotusWorks Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can you be more specific about that? what icons you had to remove? maybe we could work together to fix this, I've set up git repository here:…
Jaki143 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Nice theme! Could you please also provide the SVGs with the theme? And/or can you please provide all icons in all sizes and not actions and devices only in small sizes?
KotusWorks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I stopped providing SVG-s because they add too much to overall file size of the theme, and the SVG-s are not really usable (at least on KDE), but anyway I'll upload SVG-s on GitHub soon...
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