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

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Fri Jun 30 18:30:12 EEST 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 08:18 -0700, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
> >
> ><<
> >Portland is a new Free Desktop initiative coming out of the OSDL
> Desktop
> >Architects' Meeting (hosted in Portland, Oregon in December 2005).
> >Portland intends to generate a common set of Linux Desktop Interfaces
> >and Tools to allow all applications to easily integrate with the free
> >desktop configuration an end user has chosen to work with.
> > >>
> >Did I miss something?
> >
> >If an app is going to request an icon through the Portland interface
> >library, aren't they going to need to be installed in a standardized
> >location as well.
> Not per se. If Portland can't find a themed version of the icon, the app
> can use any other method it seems fit to get to an icon. And as I
> mentioned already before (Did you see that mail? It's hard to tell from
> your other mails) it is undesirable for applications to install icons
> into $XDG_DATA_DIRS if there is no actual requirement for doing so.

Please point me to where in the spec that it says applications should
not be installing icons into $XDG_DATA_DIRS.

-- dobey

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