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

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Fri Jun 30 17:59:36 EEST 2006

>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.

It is undesirable to impose requirements on third party apps wrt where
they should install application private icons. It's ok to have standard
locations where themed versions of such icons can be provided by other
parties (fourth parties?) and to ask applications to take these
locations into account when looking up icons if theming of said icons is
supposed to be possible (which may not always be the case).


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