Shipping a cursor theme with KDE

Riccardo Iaconelli riccardo at
Sat Dec 29 09:23:29 GMT 2007

On Saturday 29 December 2007 01:51:00 Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Saturday 29 December 2007 01:10:30 Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:
> > On Friday 28 December 2007 18:09:18 Tom Albers wrote:
> > > I've not yet seen any evidence it has been tested on a larger scale,
> > > let alone tested with different color scheme's, resolutions, background
> > > and other weird combinations.
> >
> > I've been working with Olaf a whole day at akademy to ensure that the
> > theme would have always been working well, and to have good visibilty of
> > the theme within any situation. Accessibility is also the main reason why
> > I would like to ship the yellow theme (and the big variants). For people
> > working on accessibility infact this is almost a dream.
> I've downloaded the white cursors from your blog, but it's seems to be
> missing the busy cursor, there it falls back to X's and looks quite archaic
> and incomplete. Did you notice that already?

Nope, sorry, here works. The name is correct according to the docs, I've 
checked in other popular themes, and they have the same name too. Can you 
please check if with DMZ it loads? If with it works, can you send me a 
tarball with your DMZ, plus the name of your distro? Does the clock work in 
other parts of the desktop, or gets picked up correctly by apps? Have you 
tried to log in and out?

In any case, while the cursor is drawn, I think I need fredrikh's help with 
the names, they are a real *mess*.

I've been reported by people that for them some resize cursors don't show up, 
for some in KDE 3, for some in KDE 4. For me both work. I need an Xorg 
insider to know what's going wrong here, I lack the knowledge in this field.

And yeah, let's wait post 4.0.0 to ship them.


P.S. we really need a cursor naming spec, artists who want to create new 
cursor themes will go crazy if the situation remains like this.

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