Written by mydoghasworms the 22 Jun 10 at 18:32.
Global category: Look and Feel.
The icon for a .deb package looks too much like an ordinary archive.
Thanks for the suggestion. Making .deb icons more distinctive is a great idea.
I have reviewed the proposed solutions with Michael Vogt, our packaging expert. Solution #1 is straightforward, but we particularly like solutions #5 and #10, using a thumbnailer to show the application icon from inside each package.
Deb Thumbnailer is a good start, but it needs a bit of code cleanup. We will work with the Deb Thumbnailer developers to see if it can be made suitable for the default Ubuntu installation.