Definition of the current icon theme

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Jan 30 21:17:28 UTC 2017

On segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2017 12:23:28 PST Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at 00:57:54 +0300, Роман Чистоходов wrote:
> > Super simple solution is to write the name of icon theme (and nothing
> > else) to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/icon-theme-name.txt file whenever DE is
> > starting or setting different icon theme
> I can't help thinking that a desktop environment should really be able to
> start up without writing to disk, and that writes to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME should
> only happen when some interesting event occurs (like a user changing
> configuration).

Not to mention that the different DEs might be started on multiple seats 
sharing a $HOME mount (if not the same machine), so writing to a file is not a 
good idea.



Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) - thiago (AT)
   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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