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

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Thu Jun 29 20:27:34 EEST 2006

On Thursday 29 June 2006 09:16, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> You (like everyone else seems to be doing) are confusing the term
> private, with static. For static icons in an app, of course there is no
> need. Those icons are static and part of the application's data section
> in the binary, or in a private directory with hardcoded paths. 

for the record, i've never been confused on this point. it has been clear to 
me that we've always been discussing icons that exist on disk as 
individual .png or .svg files but which belong to a specific application.

> But for 
> an application that wishes to have themable icons, this is not feasible.
> If one is to run Evolution under KDE for example, do you expect
> Evolution to not have any of its icons available? Wouldn't you want the
> icons to perhaps be in the same style as the icon theme you're using at
> the time, when you run it?

yes, and this is up to the icon loader used by the toolkit evolution uses that 
loads it's private icons.

Aaron J. Seigo
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