New KIO::Slave: x-kde-icon

Frerich Raabe raabe at
Mon Jun 21 21:17:25 BST 2004

On Monday 21 June 2004 21:30, Marc Mutz wrote:
> The problem:
>   When trying to write a decent handbook for a KDE app, you sooner or later
>   stumble across the icon-issue. You would like to include the icons in the
>   description of the menu item, or button, but you are faced with two
> daunting tasks:
>     1. Find the icons and copy them to the module/doc/app directory
>     2. Maintain this sh*t when the icons change.
>   Apart from that, the next icon theme makes the icons worthless. Even if
> it was only installed locally.

I agree that this is a problem.

> The solution:
>   A kde-icon kioslave.

I think this is overengineered. Why not simply use a placeholder in the 
docbook files, an entity as in

<imagedata fileref="&kde.icondir;fileopen.png"/>

Then, simply create a tiny file with one entity declaration at configure time 
- and &kde.icondir; expands to the directory where the actual icons of the 
application are stored. Include that file in kde-chunk.xsl, and then you 
would have solved the "duplicate icons" problem as well, no?

- Frerich

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