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

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Wed Jun 28 22:13:12 EEST 2006

I am explaining how KDE works. I have no opinion at this time on whether
KDE should be using $KDEDIR/share/apps or whether it should start using
another location for its files. I should also point out that I am not
involved with KDE4 development and that what I think may have little or
no impact on how future versions of KDE will work.

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Client Linux Foundation Technology
Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation -
OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rodney Dawes [mailto:dobey at]
>Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 8:34 PM
>To: Bastian, Waldo
>Cc: James Richard Tyrer; Shaun McCance; xdg at
>Subject: RE: Multiple DeskTops, HiColor theme, standardized icon names,
>&menu icons
>On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 10:59 -0700, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
>> >I don't know why KDE chose: "apps" for the subdirectory when: "kde"
>> >would have been a better choice.
>> KDE's file hierarchy is explained here:
>The information here doesn't explain *why* the directory name "apps"
>chosen, and *why* it was made a sub-directory, rather than following
>specification in the FHS. It merely explains what the different
>directories are meant to contain.
>Are you opposed to moving the stuff in share/apps to the share/
>directory directly? Or were you just pointing out the page that
>some information about the KDE directory layout? Just wondering, as I
>about to write up a patch to the Icon Theme Specification based on the
>consensus that James and I came to about app-specific icons being in
>-- dobey

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