hicolor icon theme clarifications

Daniel Taylor DanTaylor at web.de
Wed Jun 9 16:00:39 EEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 21:34 -0400, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> On Hën , 2004-06-07 at 20:36 +0300, Tommi Komulainen wrote:
> >         How are mimetype icons be named?
> MIME type icons are named gnome-mime-foo-bar in Gnome. I am not sure
> what they are named like in KDE. See my other mail(s) where I provided
> a list of about 300 icon names that we can standardize on for all
> desktops. I would like more actual discussion on those, but it looks
> as if that isn't going to happen. If some discusson doesn't start soon,
> I'm just going to start implementing a standard, and that will be that.

First, I see no point in having gnome-mime-*, kde-mime-*, foo-mime-*,
etc... It should just be mime/x-application, mime/text, etc... IMO (like
in your spec).

Second, you never replied to my other mail about unifying theming across
common desktops and applications. I see no point to keeping everything
seperate. GNOME/GTK and KDE should be able to use the same theme. xffm
(from XFCE) should be able to read the mime section of that same theme,
xfce-panel should be able to read the categories section (using your
icon naming spec). The actions section should include icons for
browsers, multimedia, coding, etc... Once a spec is established and a
library for accessing it from any application is coded it would be
trivial to add new icons to the standard when they are needed.
It seems to me that your spec doesn't help in unifying theming. Am I
Daniel G. Taylor

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