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

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Thu Jun 29 06:55:24 EEST 2006

On Wednesday 28 June 2006 16:10, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > The stuff in config, should probably actually be in /etc or such.
> Since this is GUI configuration information and GNOME also puts it as a
> subdirectory of 'share', I would keep it where it is and just change the
> name of the subdirectory -- kde-3 in the current case.

it isn't just GUI configuration information. it can be any data or 
configuration specific to an application.

also note that if we make this change to $PREFIX, for kde is makes no sense 
not to make this change globally and mimic it in $HOME as well.

i also don't see the problem of having share/apps/appname/ because really if 
all these apps live in /usr/bin/ anyways they all have unique names so the 
dirs under share/apps will have unique names if named after the applications.

and WHY do we need a common place for app-specific icons? answer: we don't. we 
don't need it because it's not something shared between applications. or are 
we thinking that one day KIconLoader will load GIMP's icons? *raises an 

as for the "third party application" concept it's equally absurd: a third 
party app should not depend on the location of private data files of another 
application. period. that's sort of the definition of "private". if those 
files are not meant to be private then they are stored elsewhere. as is 
covered in the icon specs for icons.

sorry, this is just asking for us (KDE) to do a bunch of work for a nonsense 
use-case with not real world benefit.

Aaron J. Seigo
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