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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Submodule's readme and logo
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-13 23:43:46

On 13.12.2013 22:13, Adam Wulkiewicz wrote:
> 2013/12/13 Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>
>> On 13.12.2013 15:23, Adam Wulkiewicz wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> In Boost.Geometry we recently added a readme file (currently only in
>>> develop branch and
>>> some basic wiki.
>>> From one of the discussions (by Mateusz Loskot):
>>> What I'd suggest is to create README.{md|markdown} file in root
>>> directory of geometry repo:
>>> have big heading on top
>>> [LOGO] Boost.Geometry
>>> The readme could also explain briefly what's around,
>>> what is include folder, what is example, test folder.
>>> and link to the main documentation and wiki pages.
>>> GitHub has somewhat 'trained' people there always is a README file
>>> (see
>>> development.html)
>>> so many users expect to use it as a first contact with a project.
>>> I believe having those files in all submodules would have a positive
>>> impact on the GitHub community and the users. Furthermore the style of
>>> those files could be more or less unified. Therefore I've prepared
>>> semi-consistent set of logos for some of the libraries:
>>> I decided to achieve the
>>> consistency by using the Boost logo as a base.
>> Adam,
>> thanks for trying to improve the artwork. That said, while I am not
>> particularly proud of the logo at
>> boost-build/
>> I would say I still prefer it to the use of bricks metaphor, as you have
>> in build logo.
> Sure, but do you like the idea of using the Boost main logo as a base?
> Would you like to figure something different out or just to use your
> version of the logo?

I suspect that using Boost logo as a base for components will end up in
too busy artwork in many cases. It might be better to just reuse font and

> Does the triangle on the right represent something?

Yes, construction crane.

- Volodya

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