mime-type icons, a proposal

Ryan Gammon rgammon at real.com
Mon Oct 11 21:47:27 EEST 2004

Jakub Steiner wrote:

>As for osX and application pushed mimetype themeing mentione in the
>thread - there isn't a concept of icon themes on osX as far as I know.

... or from a different point of view, in osX, there's one icon theme, 
and there's style guidelines for matching that theme. Kind of orthagonal 
to the issue of "applicaiton pushed mimetype theming"

>I don't think icon themeing is something we can stop dealing with. One
>possible solution that may be bearable for theme authors would be
>emblem-like icon compositing. 

A good idea, but even emblem's may have a theme-specific style to them.

The Gnome HIG, for example, talks a lot about lighting, palette, etc... Some of these things may mean that kde and gnome end up wanting different styles of embelems, and wq end up back at square one.


>Have a document base, have a mime type
>overlay and am application association overlay. But that sounds over-

Ryan Gammon
rgammon at real.com
Developer for Helix Player

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