[Icon Theme Spec] Directory Layout

Stephan Arts stephan at xfce.org
Sat Jun 16 00:53:28 PDT 2007


I am sending this mail in response to this bug[0], regarding the
lookup if themes and icons inside the home directory. The spec
describes that apps need to search in $XDG_DATA_DIRS/icons, and
$HOME/.icons (according to the spec: 'for backwards compatibility'),
but not in $XDG_DATA_HOME/icons.

If $HOME/.icons only exists for backwards-compatibility, then
user-installed themes and icons should be located in $XDG_DATA_HOME,



[0] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=447840

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