Icon parameters in *.desktop files

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Thu Jun 23 18:15:02 BST 2005

Le jeudi 23 juin 2005 à 11:28 -0400, Rodney Dawes a écrit :
> I think this would be better off in the Icon Theme spec itself, rather
> than adding stuff to the desktop files. Something like:
> Provides=kate,gedit
> in the text-editor.icon file for example.
> This would give more control to the icon theme authors over what icons
> get shown where, rather than putting all the control for the app icons
> inside the desktop files.

This would be very inconvenient, as the icon theme would have to know
about all applications out there. It doesn't really put more control in
the hands of the icon theme maintainer: it merely puts more burden on

Furthermore, implementations would have to be rather slow.
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