Discussing Genericons and Dashicons with Ipstenu and George…

Discussing Genericons and Dashicons with Ipstenu and George Stephanis at WCSF Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., and wanted to bring this up for more discussion.

See also #24864.

Proposal: could we merge the two icon sets and have it be included in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.?

A few things to consider:

  • We’d have only one icon source to update.
  • There’s already enough overlap. (But, would Genericons users want the extra icons?)
  • Bundling in core will mean fewer themes and plugins needing to maintaining their own version.
  • Would this bottleneck maintaining the icon source over time? If it’s tied to core development cycle it’d be slower to iterate.

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