new icon theme implementation?
jasper at xfce.org
Sun Jul 18 10:06:57 CEST 2004
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> hi all-
> 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.
I don't think this is a big problem. Most people will have upgraded to 2.4.
> 2) doesn't support XDG dirs standard (benny patched libgui for this, but
More a developer problem than a user one, isn't it?
> 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
> category-type lookup.
Like what I do with the panel, right? It does seem to be possible (even
though it doesn't always seem to work ...).
> 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:
I'll go and read it and get back to you later. I really hate seeing us
implementing things that are already in gtk. There may be no way around
it though ...
> 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).
If that works we definitely should do it.
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