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Missile Icon by CamiloMM Missile Icon by CamiloMM
I'm making an application called "msile" (pronounced "missile"), so I wanted a missile icon for it. Since icons are fun to do, that's the first I did! :happybounce:

For what it's worth, it's (going/meant to be) an open-source package manager for windows, based on MSI (hence the name).

Check the project here: [link]

If you use this icon, please either credit me (a link somewhere in your product that's visible to users such as an about page, not a comment in source code), or donate points to my account, or comment here and I set up your preferred donation method.

SVG and PNG formats in the ZIP file.

Edit: folder "smooth" contains versions rendered with a smoother interpolation. You choose which one suits your tastes better.
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this smooth look. And btw, your LESS icon is still used in my system - thanks for it :)
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wanted to mention that I also have a JSON icon that you may like.
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(Ah, probably you've seen it already anyway).

I'm thinking of making icons for javascript, css, html and other common formats, but what am I supposed to use as references? These formats have no single identity. Altough the official SVG logo is horrible, for example: [link]
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
> :thumb278958654
Yes, it's pretty. You're on good terms with Illustrator :)

> I'm thinking of making icons...
This would be cool! I'll be your first user, currently I have Firefox icon for .html, standard Windows scripting icon for .js and an icon from iconsearch.ru for .php.

I don't think you have to stick to some predefined style, just invent your own - use <> for HTML or write it in text, or put a globe or just something different as long as it associates with 'Hyperness'. Same with others.

SVN icon reminds me of Shell, lol.
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
(I wonder what's up with deviantart not showing the deviation thumbs)

> You're on good terms with Illustrator
Inkscape actually, it's fast, open-source and uses SVG as its native format. The JSON icon has a fully SVG version included, made on Inkscape, and this icon was made in Inkscape alone, each version was carefully made to match strokes and pixels so there's three SVGs.

The only thing I actually do is super-oversample them first (export a 16px icon in 256px and resize back with Lanczos), because I'm OCD with aliasing.
(see this bug report [link] and the example I gave with this image: [link] [link])

Since my girlfriend does this a lot I've made a script that does it.

> This would be cool! I'll be your first user
Nice! I plan to make them for a lot of formats. Windows default "JScript" icon sucks.

> SVN icon reminds me of Shell, lol.
Lol, you're right.

By the way liked the avatar change.
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
> Inkscape actually,
Oh. I've heard of it but never used yet. Something to try, it seems.

> uses SVG as its native format.
I thought SVG couldn't represent advanced properties and effects - or is it just Illustrator's export broken?

> see this bug report
Hm, I see. Btw, the first 3 links in there lead to 404.

> Since my girlfriend does this a lot I've made a script that does it.
That's the approach :D

> Windows default "JScript" icon sucks.
I've become so used to it that I even don't mind. But if you make something better (I'm sorta sure you will) I'll use it nevertheless.

> By the way liked the avatar change.
Oh, thanks. I thought my old avatar (from an old painting) was sorta outdated. Luckily I've recently drawn this one which I like as well :)
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
> I thought SVG couldn't represent advanced properties and effects
It can't, actually. It's a pretty simple format, but that also means it has several good renderers.
Inkscape doesn't have some stuff Corel Draw and Illustrator have, such as 3D transforms, and when it uses some particular features (such as different blending modes like overlay and multiply), it stores them as metadata that Inkscape can understand while browsers don't. But most stuff can be exported to the "simple SVG" format. Blending modes are an understandable exception.

> Btw, the first 3 links in there lead to 404.
Yikes, you're right. That's because I lowercased the folders. I've commented on the bug with the correct URLs.

> That's the approach :D
By the way don't you miss the power of Unix shell scripts in Windows? I'm constantly feeling the need for its elegance, but that would require a too complicated setup (such as Cygwin) so instead I log on to her Linux box. By the way she's giving opensuse a try now, she's liking it more than the earlier distro (Linux Mint Debian edition).

> I've become so used to it that I even don't mind.
Me too, usually, but sometimes it bugs me enough to make an icon for such a format. I may do that some rainy day. I'll be sure to send you a copy.

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ProgerXP Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
> But most stuff can be exported to the "simple SVG" format.
I see, thanks for the explanation. I might try Inkskape too, btw, it sounds more lightweight and interesting.

> I've commented on the bug with the correct URLs.
Yes, now they work.

> By the way don't you miss the power of Unix shell scripts in Windows?
Sometimes but when I need it badly I just use my FreeBSD box. I've also made an online tool that works with texts - can't say if it's as elegant as *nix shell commands but it's easy to use and quite powerful thanks to its scripts. So sometimes I use it - for example, to convert things into .csv, to parse logs or do other routine stuff.

Another way could be installing MinGW that's simpler than Cygwin. It's used by the git client on Windows. And it doesn't need much integration into the system which I like but still don't trust very much so I have it on my virtual machine instead.

> By the way she's giving opensuse a try now
"Why do Linux users throw away the lid for their ketchup? They prefer open sauce."

> I'll be sure to send you a copy.
I'll be looking forward, thanks!
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
> it sounds more lightweight
That's one of the strongest points.
The latest code has many speed optimizations, there's windows nightlies here: [link]

> I've also made an online tool that works with texts
A bit hard to figure out at first, but looks like it's handy for cases when you don't have a Unix box at hand.

> Another way could be installing
> MinGW that's simpler than Cygwin.
Now that I figured out SSH and Samba properly, it's awesome!
Plus I have a program called Xming which is an X server; see, I can open apps like gedit from within Windows itself!
See, screenshot: [link]

> "Why do Linux users throw away
> the lid for their ketchup? They
> prefer open sauce."
I lol'd :D

By the way, she's using Ubuntu 12.04 now, it works better than past versions and it had a ppa (personal repository) for Gimp 2.8 ready.
(By the way Gimp 2.8 is a huge improvement! It has single-window mode, at last.)

But regarding distros, I just looked at this site, and I'm aghast at the very admirable design it has for an obscurely unknown distro, it looks actually very pretty! It looks Apple-inspired, but not like a cheap rip-off.
[link]
(see the different tabs' contents)
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the compliment, and you still use my LESS icon! That's so cool, really!

By the way I'm still thinking if "msile" is a lame name for a Windows package manager.
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I think "msile" sounds pretty interesting - especially if it's an abbreviation of some sort.
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's mostly a mix of "msi" and "missile", but it could be "msi launching environment" or something.

Let's hope it doesn't need a good name once it's done, however :)
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, then it's quite suitable. Launching missiles - good thing!
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, now that I see it, it could actually even be cool. I have to code faster and more often, I want to see it done.

Also, I'm refraining from pushing a commit because I'm in the middle of code that won't work until I finish it, but its 100s of lines... I hate when that happens xD
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
> Also, I'm refraining from pushing a commit
You shouldn't be afraid - the smaller the commits (to certain extend, of course) the easier they are to manage. I personally push them even if they break the code - as long as some chunk is complete it can be committed. When the project reaches the state when people can just download nightly builds you can simply create 'development' branch where that incomplete code will be submitted and keep 'master' always working.
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, not to mention the risk of being sleepy and clicking update instead... :lol:

You're right about that, I should not worry that it breaks because it doesn't even work yet, so if part of the code is unusable doesn't matter much.

I'll still go on a bit, but I'll commit when I get to a checkpoint.
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