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

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Thu Jun 29 17:23:38 EEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-29 at 06:56 +0200, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 29. Juni 2006 00:54 schrieb James Richard Tyrer:
> > This probably doesn't make much difference (at least for now) for KDE
> > apps and GNOME apps because they will continue to use their respective
> > icon loaders to load the icons.  But, what about third party apps?
> > There needs to be standard so that they can have the DeskTop (probably
> > through Portland) load the themed icons.  Third party apps need ONE
> > standard to follow for menus, icons, MIME types, widget themes, color
> > schemes, etc.
> Why do they need to have it standarized where to put there data beside
> what the FHS or LSB say?

I don't know. Given that they aren't currently where the FHS says they
should be really, I'm not sure what you're asking. The proposal here is
to put things where the FHS says they should be.

> The application will use icon loader FOO and they need to put their icons 
> where FOO expects it. That can be _anywhere_ and I can't see any technical 
> reason why the icon loader should be interchangable for one app.

But who specifies where FOO expects it? I don't see any particular
reason why this shouldn't be part of the specification. It's quite clear
that we need it. It's not about making the loader interchangeable. It's
about making things manageable for the users/sysadmins/artists.

-- dobey

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