Re: icon naming spec and gnome-vfs

On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 20:45 -0400, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> Ironically hal or gnome-vfs seem to insist that my Compact Flash and
> Memory Stick devices are all USB hard disks, both on FC5, and on my
> laptop running SLED 10. And, no, this isn't due to a theme with the
> wrong symlinks. It happens with bluecurve and the old gnome theme that
> had the specific icons. So how exactly does this work? Looking at the
> code, and the values that are getting added together, I can't see how
> any of the HAL_VOLUME_ICON_* icons would ever actually get used. I've
> tried this with a total of 4 different readers as well, for what it's
> worth.;a=blob;h=fe45668e46a5809287f5b813addbb30d9223e64c;hb=b412caf1175bf3fcea51ef1b5ed3db1e946bf0d8;f=fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-usb-card-readers.fdi

> > What mailing list is the best to discuss the icon-naming-spec to get the
> > rest of my proposed changes in?
> The proper place to discuss the spec is the XDG list on freedesktop.
> However, I'll tell you now that the rest of the changes listed in your
> patch aren't appropriate for the spec. 

Then icon-naming-spec needs a new maintainer if it is going to be
suitable for the way gnome-vfs works. 

I also find it worrying and arrogant that you first say that "changes to
icon-naming-spec needs to be accepted by everyone and their grandfather"
only to go ahead and _break_ the spec, e.g. rename drive-cdrom to

> But any discussion regarding that
> doesn't really belong on this list.

I think it's extremely on-topic to discuss why icon-naming-spec is
something we want for GNOME 2.16 when the maintainer states don't want
to take patches for something that gnome-vfs needs. I dare you to answer
the questions I posted earlier, specifically

        So you want GNOME and KDE to both individually come up with the
        name for e.g "Compact Flash media" because... you don't want
        that kind of detail in the spec? That's broken.

        The last thing we want is for the desktops to come up with e.g.
        media-removable-kompaktflash and media-removable-gnompactflash
        because the icon-naming-theme maintainer is too stubborn to add
        these to the spec. That would be broken.

Do you think you can do that? Thanks.


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