Multiple DeskTops, HiColor theme, standardized icon names, & menu icons
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Mon Jun 26 22:40:45 EEST 2006
Rodney Dawes wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 08:41 -0700, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Yes, KDE's icon names are a mess. But, I don't know of anything
>> that can't be fixed by renaming them all.
> The names aren't really the problem. Names are easily solved with
> symlinks and trivial patches to apps. The main issue is that KDE's
> implementation hardcodes a list of acceptable Contexts.
Could you provide a little more detail on this as I do not fully
understand the issue?
If you mean that: "actions", "apps", "devices", "filesystems", &
"mimetypes" are in the code, this is a bug just the same as the fact
that "crystalsvg" is in the code is a bug.
> A lot of the statements you've made in this thread are of the "Well,
> that's GNOME's problem, not KDE's" variety.
That was not my intention. Much of what I said was in the context of
what SMcC brought up about his problem with theming private icons in
GNOME. I simply used the way that KDE did it as an example of what
would work. There may be other better ideas, but naturally, it would
cause less problems if a method currently being used by GNOME or KDE
were adopted as a standard.
OK, I am convinced. The "apps" directory is a bad idea. It is a bad
idea not based only on its name but on the fact that it is a
subdirectory where one isn't really needed. I will support putting
everything into "$PREFIX/share". Still worried about looking through
398 more folder but it appears to be the right thing to do.
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