Sun Ray "YUV" Icon Modernization
By JörgB on Aug 21, 2009
Some new features in SRSS 4.2, like client authentication and support for the Sun Display Access Client (SDAC) required new server policy (aka "YUV") icons. The server needs a way to tell you that it is configured to reject SDAC connections or that it doesn't accept your client keys.
So a while back I got together with Matthias to design the missing icons, but after looking at the existing YUV icons, we couldn't get ourselves to create more of the same. Instead Matthias set out to create a new theme for these icons. To show you why, here are some examples of old icons and their new counterparts:
|Old Icon||New Icon||Meaning|
|Insert Card (No access without card)|
|Card Not Recognized|
|I wonder what users who have never seen a Sun Ray 1/1G in its purple stand have been thinking about these tilted squares with the purple triangle...|
|No Access for this token due to server policy.|
('No Entry' sign, as above, in SRS5 EA1)
|No Access for SDAC due to server policy.|
The new icons:
- Have a consistent style, but don't imitate the firmware OSD.
- Should blend into the DTU background almost seamlessly
- Have status codes for better supportability. No more wondering why SDAC is reported to show a red ball (that must have been the 'no entry' icon).
If you have looked at our SRS 5 EA1 release, you may wonder why you haven't seen the new icons. The answer is that they didn't make EA1 - but you will find them in the upcoming EA2 release.