Proposal: preferred-theme-spec - a spec for getting and setting default icon/cursor/sound themes

Frederic Crozat fred at
Mon Mar 26 07:34:08 PDT 2012

2012/3/26 Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh at>:

> I don't believe xsettings fits the needs brought forward by this spec:
>  - Human readable/editable
>  - Ease of use and implementation
>  - Usable by all DEs with simple fallbacks
>  - Multiple-level configuration (with XDG_DATA_DIRS)
> Additionally, please correct me if I'm mistaken, xsettings is barely in use
> by all DEs. It would be hard to convince DEs to use it for this, I think. Am
> I incorrect?

It is used by GNOME and AFAIK LXDE, XFCE and I even wrote an
implementation for KDE (not merged) years ago.
Frederic Crozat

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