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Genghis Khan genghiskhan at
Sat Sep 1 15:59:45 CEST 2012

I understand and completely agree with you.  I was merely suggesting.
You can write it down to the TODO file/list for future occasions in time
when popular icon sets will provide a complete set of weather icons in
the complete set and as long as it would be easy to coordinate.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Harald Judt
> Sent: 08/31/12 06:24 PM
> To: Genghis Khan
> Subject: Re: genghiskhan at
> Am 31.08.2012 13:30, schrieb Genghis Khan:
> [...]
> > You can also provide both icon sets. You can make software to use
> > Faenza theme, or any other theme for this matter, and if no
> > compatible icons are presented in the system, then the software
> > will default to the set of icons that is currently in use with
> > xfce4-weather-plugin. This behaviour appears in the web browser
> > Midori [1] with its Add Bookmark button and with the installation
> > status icons of the slapt-get package manager Gslapt [2]
> >
> > [1]
> > [2]
> Of course it is possible, but a couple of questions arise:
> Would you prefer your default icon theme - even if it is incomplete -
> to the liquid theme, or any other complete theme ("complete" meaning
> for every symbol there is a separate icon)?
> How should incomplete icon sets be handled? Replace only the missing 
> icons with the liquid ones, or completely use the liquid theme if not 
> all icons defined in the standard are available?
> What to do with the symbols supported by the plugin and liquid icons
> but without appropriate standard icon files (think of thundersnow, 
> thunderstorm,...)? Another layer will be necessary here to assign 
> several symbols to one icon. Adds complexity.
> To achieve what you suggest, one can create a new theme based on 
> standardized icons (e.g. Faenza) by copying the existing icons and 
> renaming them. Of course, if you change your theme, then this would
> have to be done again, you wouldn't be able to switch themes and the
> plugin adapts automatically.
> Harald
> -- 
> `Experience is the best teacher.'

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