Icon theme spec & inheritance
ossi at kde.org
Mon Jun 18 23:42:58 PDT 2007
On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 03:40:56PM -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:27:57 +0200 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 12:15:11PM -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 17:35 +0200, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> >> > - private application icons
> >> > - to be able to theme the app's private icons, the app needs to
> >> > look for icons from the configured theme(s) in some standard
> >> > locations, like share/icons/<theme>/apps/<app> or whatever - some
> >> > ideas were brought up in the discussion a year ago.
> >> My recollection is that developers should not install these
> >> anywhere under share/themes. The recommended place for them
> >> is under share/<app>/icons/<theme>. Since these icons only
> >> ever need to be loaded inside your application, it's sufficient
> >> to add this directory to the icon search path within your code.
> >this is a nightmare for assembling and installing those themes ...
> No, it's not; this is easy, and is exactly how it should be done.
i think we read the posting completely differently ...
i thought shaun was talking about the 3rd party icons, as otherwise he'd
be just creating redundancy - i already said that the primary icons
should go into a private location.
> The default private icons for an app go in
> $prefix/share/<app>/icons/hicolor/. The app then appends
> $prefix/share/<app>/icons to the theming search path.
yes, very good.
> There's a tutorial out there somewhere that explains this better, but
> I can't seem to find it right now.
damn, i don't know how to find it, either.
i'd be interested in the projected layout within a theme.
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