Common gotchas upgrading from 4.0 -> 4.2

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Wed Nov 3 15:33:53 CET 2004

edscott wilson garcia wrote:
> El mié, 03-11-2004 a las 06:27, Olivier Fourdan escribió:
>>On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 13:18 +0100, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
>>>- Icon theme stuff. I know of two problems that seem to happen fairly often,
>>>  missing icons when librsvg is not installed (slackware only?), and missing
>>>  icons in nautilus. Not sure if we have a solution for those.
>>I've been thinking of this lately, and I came up with a rather brutal
>>solution: Why not dropping SVG support unless explicitely requested (ie
> You might notice other problems if you drop support for svg from
> xfce-icontheme.  
> Another two problems is that inheritance does not work correctly and
> each application creates a big hash table in memory each time it starts
> up (IOW, bloat), most of it will not be used more than once. 

An icon theme cache mechanism is currently being discussed by the people. Edscott, how about proposing your ideas on the 
xdg list, I don't see the benefit if everyone comes up with its own 
implementation, lets create _one_ usable standard instead.

> regards,
> Edscott


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