Author doko
Recipients doko, loewis
Date 2013-03-20.22:53:22
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This is a proposal to move the PC/icons/source.xar from the core distribution to the python website. Afaics currently the derived file PC/icons/baselogo is only used, and http://www.python.org/community/logos/ has even other recommended svg files for the logo.

The logo files were added in issue1490384, and source.xar explained (http://bugs.python.org/issue1490384#msg50276) as:

   > source.xar; not sure either

   This is the primary vector graphics source of the icons -
   the other SVG and PNG files are just there because other
   people requested them.

   It's in Xara format, a previously proprietary graphics
   application which has now gone open-source and is heading
   rapidly towards being usable on Linux, but isn't quite there
   yet.

However Xara was never open-source and shipped with pre-built binaries afaicr, and today you can't download even that anymore. Besides not being used for the (windows) build, Debian cannot even distribute this file, because it cannot be modified in it's current form with free software, and therefore has to be removed for the upstream tarball for each Debian upload.  So it would help Debian to ship the unmodified upstream tarball.

The source.xar could be kept available on the python website together with the other logo files.
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