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

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Wed Jun 28 23:51:41 EEST 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 22:18 +0200, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >>Are you opposed to moving the stuff in share/apps to the share/
> >>directory directly? Or were you just pointing out the page that
> >> contains some information about the KDE directory layout? Just
> >> wondering, as I am 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 there.
> >
> >This is completely off-topic for this mailing list. We're talking about
> >application-specific data files. Wherever they choose to install them
> > and however they're laid out is not a cross-desktop issue.
> >
> >If you want to discuss that, the mailing list is kde-core-devel at
> Hold on, I completely missed part of your reply.
> I must have also missed a greater part of the discussion, but did you guys 
> agree about standardising application-specific data?

James and I agreed that app-specific icons should be installed to the
$XDG_DATA_DIRS/$appname/icons/$theme/... path structure, and that these
such paths should be added automatically to the search list by the icon
theme implementation. I already have a working patch that adds this to
the GTK+ icon theme implementation. I just need to write a patch to the
spec to include this, and get it in, along with getting the GTK+ patch
in, and KDE needs a patch to look there and fall back to apps/... for
backward compat.

-- dobey

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