Icon theme spec & inheritance

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at pld-linux.org
Tue Jun 19 04:18:16 PDT 2007

On 6/19/07, Oswald Buddenhagen <ossi at kde.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 03:40:56PM -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > 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.

1) If you append to search path:

Not really as $prefix/share/themes/hicolor still has the precedence
and any other app could just override your icon by placing a file with
equal basename there.

2) If you prepend the search path:

Not really as you get no theming at all and you could just use
$prefix/share/pixmaps as well.

Patryk Zawadzki
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