[Portland] Re: [Fwd: Re: Mime-typ Scribus?]

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Jun 18 02:40:44 EEST 2006

Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Friday 16 June 2006 06:04, Mike Hearn wrote:
>> This wasn't written by me but apparently it works:
>> http://cvs.sunsite.dk/viewcvs.cgi/autopackage/main/share/apkg-mimetype.xsl?
>> rev=1.3&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
>> Bear in mind they aren't an exact match. You have to specify an icon
>> name in the freedesktop.org XML file in a separate namespace --
>> linking icons to mime types has never actually been specced out!
> The recent concensus is to use <major>-<minor>.png as icon for mimeypes.
> See the bottom of 
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards_2fshared_2dmime_2dinfo_2dspec

Yes, this is what I had understood except that currently GNOME is using:


which generalizes as:


so I used for the KDE scribus icon:


Clearly, we should drop the 'desktop' prefix and the 'mime' is now 
redundant since the MIME type icons will be in the subdirectory 
"mimetypes".  So (dropping these), a script to create the KDE MIME type 
'desktop' files is going to use:


which is not what KDE uses for a MIME icon name.  So, we are going to 
need some way to assign the icon name.  The script could search for an 
icon using the GNOME method (e.g. *-mime-<major>-<minor>) and use it if 
found.  But to use KDE icons we are going to need a database file (a 
simple text file that can be greped would work).

And, we are back to the problem with icons from different DeskTops 
colliding -- overwriting each other if they are the same icon theme 
(which we hope would only matter with HiColor).


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