new icon theme implementation?
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sun Jul 18 07:11:34 CEST 2004
as benedkit and jasper will probably agree, GtkIconTheme is somewhat
deficient in some areas and doesn't really meet our needs. here's my
list of problems:
1) no gtk 2.2 implementation, and my current icon finder for 2.2 royally
sucks and needs to be rewritten anyway.
2) doesn't support XDG dirs standard (benny patched libgui for this, but
3) when you have multiple icon search paths, the "Inherits" property of
index.theme files is buggy and weird, and probably won't be fixed until
gtk 2.4.5 or later.
4) there is no way to specify fallback icons if the one you're looking
for doesn't exist, or if you want to try several different names for a
although i really don't want to write a new icon theme parser/searcher,
i'm convinced that it's necessary. what do the rest of you think? i've
come up with a possible API, and i'd like comments on that:
also, i'd like to add somehing to the UI settings plugin for gtk 2.2 - i
want it to register a GtkSettings property called gtk-icon-theme-name
(gtk 2.4 has it, but 2.2 doesn't), and i want it to update this property
every time the icon theme is changed (gtk 2.4 does this automatically,
2.2 doesn't). this will allow me to remove the nasty
xfce_set_icon_theme_name() hack i'm currently using (and probably
doesn't work anyway).
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