Icon Theme overrides
alexl at redhat.com
Mon Sep 29 11:45:19 EEST 2003
On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 16:26, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 04:25:34PM +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 15:17, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> > > I'm trying to add support for the icon theme spec to ROX-Filer at the
> > > moment. We're using it to get the MIME icons.
> > >
> > > The question is, how do we let the user override icons? Before, the user
> > > could set a new icon for all files of a particular MIME type (by dragging
> > > an image to a dialog).
> > >
> > > These icons have to override the ones set in the current theme (so we
> > > can't install to hicolor).
> > >
> > > Should we create a Custom theme (used by every application), and have the
> > > theme selector change its Inherits field, or is there some other way to do
> > > this?
> > Gnome allows this (somewhat ugly) by having also an icon-name/pathname
> > setting in the (per-user and systemwide) mime data.
> So this is separate from the icon spec, and desktop-specific? We could do
> that quite easily (ie, just fallback to our previous system), but it would
> be nice to share if possible.
ATM its desktop-specific, but if we geta a shared mimetype system it
could be done there. The idea of generic user-customizations of the
icon-theme strikes me as probably bad.
> > Note also that the way gnome does mime icons by mapping the mime name to
> > an icon name and using the icon theme spec isn't a "standard". Thats
> > just the way I choose to do it in gnome. Thats why i used
> > gnome-mime-xxx.
> Sure. I'm using Owen's suggestion of 'mime-media:subtype'. Perhaps we can
> get a few base MIME types into the default theme?
Last time I proposed any sort of common names for icons I was shot down
and flamed. Maybe we can restart that discussion now?
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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