I personally don't much care for the post-Tango gnome icon theme that first started coming out around the 2.16 release. The edges are much less sharp, and the changed aesthetic just doesn't appeal to me. Unfortunately, 2.16 was also the first release to use a newer icon naming system that led to many icons simply not working if you merely copied over the old icon theme. So i've taken matters into my own hands
Old GNOME2 is the old pre-2.16 Gnome icon theme, modified and repackaged to work with modern (as of 2.32) Gnome desktops. I did not create any of these icons, rather i merely collected them from various sources (gnome-icon-theme, individual gnome apps) and threw a bunch of symlinks in for compatability. It's been a personal work-in-progress for several years, and i'm releasing it now in case anyone else shares my sense of aesthetics.
It's got pretty good (roughly 90%) coverage of even a current gnome desktop, without having drawn any new icons, though in future releases, i may attempt to modify existing icons in here (as well as scrounging up others from past software releases) to get a wider coverage. I'm also considering including details such as the pre-2.8 trash icon (The one at a 3/4 viewing angle) if anyone wants that.
I've also enclosed a small patch to Nautilus, to enable the use of the old 75% (36x36 pixel) icon zoom that was used in older releases, to get a more authentic experience :)
Reports of missing icons, or requests for more app icons (I've snagged a number of common ones already) are welcome.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Add proper Gnome logo for panel menu, along with Force Quit and Separator applets.