Question on shared-mime-info adoption

Luca Dionisi luca.dionisi at
Mon Dec 5 12:42:02 EET 2005

On 11/29/05, Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec at> wrote:
> Luca Dionisi wrote:
> > How much does Gnome adhere to the shared-mime-info spec?
> > In particular, is this spec used in Nautilus in order to find the
> > icon to use for a particular file?
> >
> Latest versions
> of GNOME (2.8, 2.10, 2.12) and latest versions of GTK+ (2.8) use only
> Shared MIME Info Spec.

Hi again,
since I still have some problem with nautilus icons, and I'm looking to track
down the problem, I would ask another one:

How much does Gnome adhere to the Desktop Entry spec and to
the Icon Theme spec?

That is, when it finds the mime-type of a file (following the
shared-mime-info), then:
 -  does it try to find the iconname following the Desktop Entry spec.?
 -  does it try to find the icon file following the Icon Theme spec.?

There is a dir, /usr/share/themes, that I don't understand the meaning of.


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