Independence of widget/GTK and icon themes
andrewski at fr.st
Sun Apr 10 20:49:04 EEST 2005
On Sun, 2005-04-10 at 13:23 -0400, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-04-09 at 05:23 +0200, tackat at t-online.de wrote:
> > > *- By widget theme, I only mean GTK, as that is all with which I have
> > > theming experience. If KDE themes are already completely independent,
> > > more power to the devs.
> > KDE does already have completely independent themes since years.
> > As soon as you realize that:
> > * in KDE different iconthemes and widgetstyles are usually shared by
> > different
> > Metathemes already,
> > * only in very rare cases a complete Metatheme of wm-, widget- and
> > icontheme exists -- most KDE iconthemes aren't even accompanied by a
> > specific other wm/widgettheme.
> > * Having different Metathemes sharing the same iconset either means
> > copying/symlinking the whole iconset or having weird
> > cross-dependencies with possible breakage of installed metathemes if a
> > branch is removed. - or having inheritances added that would probably
> > not apply to certain kinds of themes.
> "Weird" dependencies? No. You have inheritance. That's it. The icon
> theme can be installed separately from the metatheme. We already have
> these issues with metathemes anyway. So you're complaining that
> something that already exists, will now exist. And, since GTK+ 2.4,
> you can move the stock icons into the icon theme. So, this is a solved
> problem in gtk+ as well, which is what Andrew was asking about anyway.
Could you explain why my problem is solved or refer me to the pertinent
changes since 2.4? I'd be interested in updating my icon theme to work
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