Icon theme specification: Standardizing icon names

Daniel Taylor dantaylor at web.de
Wed Oct 13 23:25:00 EEST 2004

On Oct 13, 2004, at 13:07, Frans Englich wrote:
> I don't think icon fallback for application icons as you propose is a 
> good
> idea, because the application specific icons /will/ always exist(in 
> hicolor).
> If you mean that when "graphics-vector-inkscape" isn't found in the 
> current
> theme("your theme"), it should fallback to "graphics-vector", that 
> means the
> icon the app provided will never be shown, and I think that's too far.

Good point. I should have thought about that ;-)

> However, if you want to override a particular application icon, you 
> simply
> create an icon with the same name, or with the "pseudo mechanism" say 
> what
> applications it should be loaded for. In other words: Yes, overriding
> application icons requires hard coding, but individual app icons must 
> go
> through, or require individual theming by the theme -- that's why I've
> withdrawn "generic app icons", also see Ryan's(RealNetworks) comment 
> on it.

I wonder if it would be a good idea to create a registry of application 
icons, like a centralized listing of names that you could consult when 
making themes. This seems like it would be very useful, if it doesn't 
yet exist. I probably have enough time to throw together a project like 
this, if there's interest.
Daniel G. Taylor

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