Sharing emoticons themes between Kopete and Konversation.

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Fri Jan 7 14:47:03 GMT 2005

On Friday 07 January 2005 15:34, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> Hi.
> Konversation recently added support for emoticons.
> They decided to use the same format for themes than kopete.
> A Kopete emoticons theme is a sub directory  of
> $KDEDIR/share/apps/kopete/pics/emoticons/
> containings all the pictures, and an xml file that gives each picture an
> ASCII symbol.
> Konversation actualy looks there + in his own konversation dir.
> IMO, we should make this more generic to don't force every program to looks
> in every programs dir.
> That's why i suggest placing emoticons in  $KDEDIR/share/emoticons
> is that ok ?

I think so.

> It's not a big change, and could be even maybe be done before KDE 3.4
> And most emoticons theme should probably be placed in kdeartwork. keeping
> only the default one in kdenetwork with kopete.

I would move the default one to kdelibs then actually. That way Konversation 
doesn't need to depend on Kopete for its icons.

> Anyway, there is a few issue with the current emoticon theme :  The theme
> name (which is actualy the name of the directory) is actualy not
> translatable. Maybe a .desktop  file is needed in this dir.

Would be more flexible, yes.

> Opinions ?

Is there a document that describes how these themes look like? You may wish to 
submit that to is a good start point for 

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