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

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Jun 29 00:14:11 EEST 2006

Rodney Dawes wrote:
>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.

I agree that icon loader implementations should be able to load 
application-specific icons on-the-fly, but I don't agree that the method 
should be part of the icon theme specification, or where those 
applications should keep their files.

For example, applications could decide to keep the icons in the 
executables themselves, or keep it in a large .zip file or any other 

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