User Installed Icon/Themes
Curtis L. Knight
knighcl at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 17 04:44:01 EEST 2004
I am trying to get clarification on where user installed icons are to be
placed based on the Desktop Base Directory specification and the Icon
Theme specification with XDG_* environment variables present.
The directories are searched in at least this order from the Icon Theme
The Icon Theme specification states that icons for KDE/GNOME menus
should be installed into $prefix/share/icons.
There is no overlap between what icons are available to the user
(searched) and what directories the user can write to (install).
Currently, $XDG_DATA_HOME is not included in the search directories
described within the Icon Theme specification. Even if $prefix happens
to be equal to $XDG_DATA_HOME, what should the icon directory be .icon
or icon or Icon.
Should $XDG_DATA_HOME/Icons be included near the top of the defined
search directories to find user installed icon/themes? Are we
capitalizing the first character of directories within the
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