Icon caching is unusable [MY TAKE]

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Tue Oct 4 10:03:47 EEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 21:17 +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
> You might not be sensible to the amount of work it takes for
> applications in a distro, but you might be more sensible to the legacy
> support of older applications, not cache-aware. 

Gtk+/Gnome has *always* needed the toplevel mtime change, even before
the on-disk change. If an application is running it won't notice
additions of new icons until the toplevel mtime changes. Of course, this
is a smaller problem, as an app restart fixes it.

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