Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Thu Oct 31 16:49:21 GMT 2002

Antonio Larrosa Jiménez <larrosa at kde.org> writes: 
> No, no. _Even_ if you're only supporting >=KDE3.1, apps outside of cvs 
> _must_ install their icons to "hicolor". Remember that "hicolor" == 
> "default", so what I mean is, applications must install their icons to the 
> "default" icon theme. It's a bit unfortunate that we have to name the 
> "default" icon theme "hicolor" (instead of plain "default"), but it's 
> needed to keep backward compatibility with existing KDE apps.

Remember that the icon theme spec is shared, so you don't really want
to call a theme plain "default" (it may not be the default in GNOME or
whatever). "KDE Default" would be a better name.

There was a thread on theme naming and theme inheritance and where
apps should install icons on xdg-list a little while ago, it was left
somewhat unresolved, this is something that should be sorted out.
Third-party apps should really install to the same place for all


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