New project request/idea
elanthis at awesomeplay.com
Tue Apr 13 17:05:31 EEST 2004
On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 09:46, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 18:24, Jakub Steiner wrote:
> > I recall Rodney Dawes was working on a draft for icon file naming
> > convention. It would make a lot of sense to share a common set of file
> > names. I cannot locate the message, nor URL though. Dobey?
> I tried to come up with this initially when creating the icon theme
> specification itself, but there seemed to be little interest in it.
> Here is the discussion:
> By now, each desktop has their own names for icons, and it think it'll
> be very hard to change it. The names are pretty much a part of the
> ABI/API in some sense.
It would be possible to do a slow transition between current code and
the desktops' next incompatible release. Basically, icons would need
aliases (done internally by each implementation), so that gnome-cdrom
and device-cdrom (for example) would really be the same application.
The desktop-specific names would be deprecated, and the next
incompatible release would drop them.
Not pretty, no, but may be the only option if this "problem" is going to
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