crystal icons to hicolour for external applications

Michael Pyne pynm0001 at
Tue Jun 7 19:05:51 BST 2005

On Tuesday 07 June 2005 06:11 am, Frans Englich wrote:
> hicolor doesn't have a certain "style"; KDE's old hicolor theme had. One
> doesn't have control over hicolor since arbitrary applications installs
> into it(it's hence not themed), so trying to use it as a theme is asking
> for trouble.

I remember speaking about this on IRC.  At first I was a little confused, but 
here's what I've come up with:

1. If people want to actually use kdeclassic as their theme, they should be 
able to without having crystal icons for apps that had kdeclassic icons.  
This was my point of confusion, I didn't know that this wasn't actually a 

2. So the reason for hicolor is that it is a default fallback theme for the 
major DEs.  In other words, if GNOME users are using a GNOME icon theme w/out 
a K3B icon for instance, GNOME pulls the K3B icon from hicolor.  So what kind 
of icon do we want for K3B in this modern world in this case?  crystal, of 
course!  Or more specifically, whatever the "default" KDE icon theme is.

This is just a long winded way of saying that I agree with Jonathan Riddell.  
I'm not really hyper-concerned about the "blueness" of crystal icons because 
GNOME users generally are using some other kind of eye candy at all times 
anyways, so it's likely that a kdeclassic icon in hicolor would be even more 
distracting, especially going up against the likes of jimmac's icons and 
nuvola. ;)

 - Michael Pyne
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