Icon-mime type associations

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Fri Oct 1 14:15:11 EEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 13:25 +0200, luka frelih wrote:
> > Well, we want them to conflict, in the sense that we want one icon to 
> > be
> > used and the other to be ignored. But, we don't want packaging 
> > conflicts
> > where they both try to install different files in the same place.
> can't we then just say something along the lines of:
> If an application installer wants to install mime-type icons for types 
> the application supports,
> it MUST install them into the hicolor theme with the name 
> mimetypes/mime-text-foobar, and it
> MUST NOT do so, if an icon with this name already exists, for instance 
> when the distribution
> or another application installed earlier is already providing it.

Then order of installation will matter for the final look, and common
deployment systems such as rpm/deb packages doesn't support this.

Plus, its very easy to misuse.

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