Multiple DeskTops, HiColor theme, standardized icon names,&menu icons

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Tue Jul 4 00:43:32 EEST 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 12:41 -0700, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
> >> I don't have a real opinion on that, you may be able to just add an
> >> $appname subdir to the existing icon-spec directory hierarchy.
> >
> >You mean something like $XDG_DATA_DIRS/icons/$appname? I don't think
> >that's appropriate, as it would imply that $appname was a theme, which
> >it isn't. Apps shouldn't be installing their own new themes.
> Well.. since you shoot your own suggestion down already, try again :-) 

Please enlighten me as to when, how, and why you think so.

> I suggest $XDG_DATA_DIRS/icons/<theme>/<size>/<context>/$appname/

You think the proposal James and I agreed upon is bad, but you want
applications to randomly install icons into other themes? Please tell
me this is some sick joke. That is a totally appalling idea.

-- dobey

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