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

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Fri Jun 30 01:01:28 EEST 2006

Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Thursday 29 June 2006 01:22, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
>> icons into a $XDG_DATA_DIRS location. It's ok to add these locations to
>> the search path
> ... aside from the performance penalty of having yet more paths to look at? we 
> already look at a rather large number of directories in the icon spec, no?

I don't see this as a large problem.  Apps that are installed in private 
locations -- "/opt/<app_name>" or "/usr/share/<app_name>" -- have to 
start with a shell (e.g. Firefox & OpenOffice) that sets environment 
variables.  So, it is going to add: "$PREFIX/share" to the beginning of 
the XDG_DATA_DIRS list.  So, there is only going to be *one* additional 
path to search for a given app.


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