Icon Theme Spec and Cross-desktop Themeing

Navindra Umanee navindra at cs.mcgill.ca
Mon Aug 4 19:08:29 EEST 2003

Rodney Dawes <dobey at free.fr> wrote:
> After talking to a number of people on IRC, and the responses to this
> thread (or lack thereof), indicates to me that people either want it,
> or have no reason to argue against it. That seems quite good, since we
> do need standardization of names. If you are referring to the ~/.themes
> change, I believe that people didn't "want" it, because Mandrake, SuSE,
> and KDE, et al. are already used to using the "icons" dirs, rather than
> unifying theme directories. I could be wrong, but this is at least what
> I was told last time I brought up moving it to the "themes" layout.

It this stuff is going to be standardized, it should definitely go
under $XDG* instead of creating new top-level hierarchies... (but I
don't think you should take IRC or lack of responses as consensus from


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