Long Live the Wesnoth.org Favicon!

Favicon comparison

Today, May 26th, a few minutes past 06:00 AM UTC, after 6 or 7 years of history, the Wesnoth.org favicon has finally been replaced by command of the Art Director on the live website and in SVN trunk, revision 49655, meaning this change is also effective in mainline starting with version 1.9.7 (not yet released).

The differences between both versions are far from subtle, as you can see to the right.

I for one mourn the loss of this significant piece of history that reflects an older, more cartoony art style that was slowly abandoned towards Wesnoth 1.0 and beyond. Until now, this icon also accompanied the owned village counter in the game’s top bar, and served as an indicator overlay for moves affecting village ownership since version 1.4 onwards. Finally, it served for a long time as the village terrain category icon in the Map Editor.

In case anyone requires the old icon for the sake of nostalgia, it’ll be preserved here for your own use under the conditions of the GNU General Public License version 2.