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KDE icons for Apache

February 15th, 2010 by


I have been working on making Apache’s directory listings a bit more beautiful by creating a collection of KDE icons (Oxygen and Crystal). Apache’s default icons are a bit old and not that vivid. In fact, they were originally made for Mosaic. So, what I’ve done is handpicking some Crystal and Oxygen icons, making a few by combining two icons, modifying some Apache’s config files, writing the instructions and, finally, putting everything together. So, now we have apache2-icons-oxygen and apache2-icons-crystal.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Adrian Schröter and Peter Pöml for the help and feedback.

The rpm packages are available on my OBS home project:

Comments and suggestions are welcome!

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10 Responses to “KDE icons for Apache”

  1. lordmorgul

    And how do I use those? I’ve installed apache2-icons-oxygen, changed my icons alias to “/usr/share/apache2/oxygen-icons/” and edited the oxygen-icons directory settings accordingly, but the icons aren’t displaying at all. Is there anything else I need to do? Of course, I’ve restarted apache.

  2. lordmorgul

    OK, never mind, I RTFM’d and found the answer 😉

  3. Diederik

    Interesting stuff 🙂 It’s much nicer to have a package instead of redoing it yourself all the time.

    I wonder, would it be possible to get the oxygen icons upstream as well? The default apache install could also benefit from it.

    • Javier Llorente

      It’s a good idea. I am going to work a bit on it, and then tell the Apache guys about it. 🙂

  4. +1 great job!

  5. How about pushing the packages to “Apache” devel project and then to Factory?

    • Javier Llorente

      I have submitted the packages to the Apache devel project and they’ve just made some room for them 🙂
      Yes, that’s the idea.

  6. I want to see a bigger picture! 🙂

    Yeah, this is truly great. “Wow! effect” sells even if the backend sucks (but of course, it mustn’t suck too much), so it is heart-warming to see all the little polishing effects even in something so hard-core as Apache dir listing