Re: [kde-artists] HiColor-GNOME
Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam <at> gmx.net>
2006-08-01 20:31:51 GMT
Am Dienstag, den 01.08.2006, 21:58 +0200 schrieb Josef Spillner:
> Alle 21:36, martedì, 1. agosto 2006, Daniel Leidert ha scritto:
> > Hicolor is not a GNOME theme, nor a full icon-theme. So a desktop
> > running only the hicolor-icon-theme, will not show you many (different)
> > icons. It's just (or better: it should be) the default fallback-theme.
> > It's the right place to install theme-icons for applications,
> > MIME-types, .... So the icons in this theme are provided by several
> > software packages.
> Sorry I mixed this up again. But the theme selector adds to the confusion: Why
> should a fallback theme be selectable by the user explicitely?
Is it really? I cannot with my Debian Sid - not with GNOME 2.14, nor
XFCE 42./4.4beta1 (I'm not a KDE users, I just read this list). I
remember, that in the times of XFCE 4.0 it was possible. But this just
leads to problems.
> It could mean
> that on every machine where it is selected it gives a different look.
Only if the user puts massive modifications into this theme-dir. As long
as only upstream puts icons into it (for e.g. an application or MIME
type, etc.pp), it will just miss a lot of icons to be a
full-featured-theme, but the icons therein will be the same. Of course
not all users have the same applications installed, so the content of
this theme-dir between two systems can differ.
> And since 'hicolor' is a name chosen for backwards compatibility only, there's
> no reason to ever expose it to users.