[Icon Theme Spec] Directory Layout

Rodney Dawes dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 06:14:34 PDT 2007

This bug is about GTK+ theme paths, not Icon Themes. The argument of GTK
following the Icon Theme spec is irrelevant here.

-- dobey

On Sat, 2007-06-16 at 09:53 +0200, Stephan Arts wrote:
> Hi,
> 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,
> right?
> Regards,
> Stephan
> [0] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=447840

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