[kde-artists] [Fwd: branches/KDE/3.5/kdelibs/pics/hicolor]

Frans Englich 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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