crystal icons to hicolour for external applications
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Jun 8 02:34:20 BST 2005
Michael Pyne wrote:
> 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
> 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
So, you use KDEClassic on KDE and you open GNOME with the "Simple" theme
and what to you get for KDE? You get Crystal icons. Can't you see that
this is a problem?? The CrystalSVG theme doesn't go well with the GNOME
> 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
Why? Please explain.
> 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. ;)
You have made a presumptions without anything to back them up. You
assume that KDE users will be using the default icon theme, but you do
not make the same assumption for GNOME users. Can't you see that this
doesn't make sense?
The default icon theme for GNOME is GNOME. Unless we are going to make
GNOME theme icons, the best choice to go with the default GNOME icon
theme is HiColor. If you think that GNOME users will want to use
CrystalSVG for KDE apps run in GNOME, the thing to do is to provide the
necessary configuration file(s) so that they can choose this option.
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