My Xfce Experience

Dantrell B. dantrell at
Tue Apr 22 12:44:51 CEST 2008

Hello Christian,

I was taught that critique is critique and that no matter how well
meant, it won't make everybody happy, therefore I have no need to
justify anything.

I was asked to give my thoughts and I gave it like I saw it (after one
of you looked over my letter).

If I somehow managed to accidentally offend you, get over it. People
are dying in the world, you have no right to talk about justifying

Take it or leave it.


Dantrell B.

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 1:24 AM, Christian Dywan <christian at> wrote:
> Am Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:35:34 -0400
>  schrieb "Dantrell B." <dantrell at>:
>  > [...]
> > What I don't like:
>  >
>  > 1. As I stated before, I have bad eye sight. So it irks me that I
>  > can't change the icon size of items in the Xfce menu.
>  "gtk-icon-sizes" is the relevant setting. Please file a bug.
>  > [...]
> > 4. I don't like dependency on other icons in /usr/share/icons. If you
>  > delete everything in there but the Rodent icon pack, things break
>  > badly.
>  >
>  > Speaking of icons... I'm sorry but the trash, home, filesystem, and
>  > <folder> type icons are fugly. However, all the <file> type icons are
>  > very pretty. I had to hack up 2 icon packs to replace the folders
>  > because my soul was breaking. This killed some of my time.
>  >
>  > Edit: Rodent 2 is being under-works. All should be well then. :)
>  Icon themes are, independently of Xfce, a Free Desktop Org standard. It
>  is reasonable for a theme to depend on others. In particular hicolor can
>  be expected to be present, it is not a user chosen theme. So if you
>  don't like any icons, choose a new theme, it's as simple as that. I
>  don't personally like Rodent either, but that doesn't justify this kind
>  of critique.
>  Regards,
>     Christian
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