Rodent theme, illegal filenames on windows

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Sat Dec 18 12:58:16 CET 2004

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Maarten Boekhold wrote:
>> Hi,
>> the Rodent theme uses filenames (Rodent/48x48/filesystems/ 
>> that are illegal under windows. Example:
>> install-data-local:
>>         $(mkinstalldirs) $(DESTDIR)$(icondir)
>>         ( cd $(DESTDIR)$(icondir) ; \
>>           rm -f mime-inode:blockdevice.png ; \
>> ...
>> Windows doesn't allow a colon (:) in a filename. Any suggestions on 
>> how to fix this? Can we rename these files globally, or should I add a 
>> cygwin-specific section to the
> Hehe, then it seems the proposed freedesktop standard excludes windows...
> I think they are symlinks, so the easiest way may be to not create and 
> remove these files for cygwin. It shouldn't affect Xfce.
> Benedikt, any houghts on this?

Right, this seems to exclude Cygwin users. As a quick fix, we could add 
another automake condition and check that in Maarten, what 
do you think?

>     Jasper


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