No icon theme in 4.6?

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Sat Feb 28 11:32:13 CET 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at> wrote:
> On sam, 2009-02-28 at 09:01 +0000, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>> Please, tell me that I am missing something here!
> Sure there is no icon theme (nobody had time to port Rodent to XDG
> specs). Stephan has started a new theme but it's far from complete. I
> brought attention on this numerous time because we couldn't ship a
> desktop like this in Debian. But tango-icon-theme has just been
> relicensed to public domain so, at least for Debian, we'll depend on
> tango-icon-theme so it could be used, and force the default theme to be
> tango in config files.

I don't care about Tango or whatever, I don't care about politics and
Tango is free enough for me,  but I do care that Xfce by default looks
crap because we use a theme that is not available by default!

I do have Tango icon theme installed, but nevertheless if
xfce4-icon-theme is not installed, there is no icon in either the
panel nor the file manager, not even in menus. I see this as a major
problem, that's why I truly hope that we did not released Xfce as such
and I am missing something obvious here...

Simple question, do we try test the changes we make? I mean, did
anybody else has ever tried to do the default install, create a new
user and see how it looks?


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