[kde-artists] [Fwd: branches/KDE/3.5/kdelibs/pics/hicolor]
frans.englich at telia.com
Mon Apr 24 22:51:44 BST 2006
On Monday 24 April 2006 15:34, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> NOTE to KDE-Core-Devel: Since there is disagreement among the artists,
> and, again, my supposed job as the HiColor maintainer is being
> questioned, this has become a Core issue. Perhaps a question that the
> TWG needs to consider. Also would someone in authority please determine
> if KW was correct when he gave me the job of HiColor maintainer.
> Perhaps this could be made more official.
> IAC, what is the function of the HiColor icons theme in KDE. GNOME uses
> it as an icon theme. FreeDesktop.org says that it is an icon theme.
> But JR seems to have made it a crusade to keep KDE from conforming to
> other desktop's usage and the standards organization.
FWIW, hicolor has surely been dragged back and forth, and according to me JR
have been correct in all cases threads about this have popped up. This is how
I see it:
hicolor is not a theme in the sense of a set of icons in a certain
style(however, KDE's old theme was that), but more of a namespace of icons
which 3rd part applications installs into and which other themes, such as
crystalsvg, inherits from and picks up. hicolor cannot be themed because
arbitrary applications install into it. I think the XDG icon spec makes this
JRT, I think you should start a theme with a different name that inherits
hicolor, just like crystalsvg, and which has the characteristics you have
been aiming and designing for.
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