Theme meme

Owen Taylor otaylor at
Tue Jun 24 19:58:31 EEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 07:17, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 01:40:14AM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> [...]
> > The low-hanging fruit is a "metatheme" spec (GNOME has a setup for
> > this which I believe is essentially identical to the icon theme spec
> > which is in turn basically same as KDE icon themes - could be
> > documented and banged into shape probably).
> What's the current status of the theme spec? I'd like to use a theme-based
> system for MIME icons in ROX-Filer, but the icons spec only mentions MIME
> types as a future possibility.
> I'd imaging there would be something like ~/.themes/MyTheme/MIME-icons/...
> with the various icons named after the MIME types, possibly in various
> sizes. Sharing MIME icons wasn't possible in the past, due to there being
> no agreement on what the MIME type names actually were, but using the new
> MIME spec that problem should go away.

I'd think MIME icons should simply be built on top of the icon theme
spec, instead of being somthing different. E.g, you say that the icon
for mime type a-b/c-d is the icon called "a-b:c-d" or something like


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