Suggestion for name specification for extra drive and media icons

Shaun McCance shaunm at
Mon Jan 23 01:34:18 EET 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-22 at 19:07 +0100, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> This is a suggestion for a extra specification or an addition to the
> icon naming specification to cover icons that can not be considered
> essential.

> To have a consistent behaviour, the list also specifies a fallback icon
> from the base icon set. This fallback is used when the desired icon can
> not be found. Not sure how this should interact with theme inheritence
> though. Recursive fallbacks might also be something that could be added.
> Anyhoo, here's the first couple of entries for such a list. The
> media-flash icon might be difficult to find a good metaphor for.
> Provided the other media-flash-icons exist it might even be superfluous.

> == Media ==
> Name:				Fallback:
> media-cdrom-cda			media-cdrom
> media-cdrom-cdr			media-cdrom
> media-cdrom-cdrw		media-cdrom
> media-dvd			media-cdrom
> media-dvd-dvda			media-cdrom
> media-dvd-dvdram		media-cdrom
> media-dvd-dvdrplus		media-cdrom
> media-dvd-dvdrminus		media-cdrom
> media-dvd-dvdrwplus		media-cdrom
> media-dvd-dvdrwminus		media-cdrom

Perhaps all the media-dvd-* types should fall back to
media-dvd.  This would allow people to have a generic
DVD icon.  If a media-dvd icon isn't provided, they
would still end up falling back to media-cdrom.

It would be rather silly to have a normal DVD show up
with a special DVD icon, but to have a DVD+R show up
with a normal CD icon.


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