No icon theme in 4.6?

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Sat Feb 28 12:23:03 CET 2009

On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 10:32:13 +0000
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:

> 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?

I did and with Tango installed, it looks fine. Since you're missing all
icons even though you do have an icon theme installed (Tango), that
sounds like different problem to me. Maybe no hicolor theme? Maybe no
icon theme selected at all (maybe we should add a default for Tango)?

  - Jannis
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