Icon theme spec & inheritance

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Jun 18 12:55:15 PDT 2007

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:15:11 -0500 Shaun McCance wrote:

>On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 17:35 +0200, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
>> - application menu icons
>>   - consensus seems to be that every application *has* to ship a
>> hicolor icon. yes, even if it is part of a desktop's core module. an
>>     application that does not provide an icon here does not deserve
>>     better than being shown as a question mark
>When did that consensus come about?  Any application that just
>uses an icon from Table 2: Standard Application Icons in
>should not be required to ship its own icon.  In fact, they should
>not ship their own version.  Otherwise, Yelp and khelpcenter will
>both try to install
>And that would be bad.

I think Oswald meant that applications have to ship their own icon for
the actual application icon (i.e., what they'd put in the Icon= line
in their .desktop file), which should be installed to hicolor.


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