Re: breakage caused by removed icons from gnome-icon-theme
- From: Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com>
- To: Christian Persch <chpe gnome org>
- Cc: release-team gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org, gnome-themes-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: breakage caused by removed icons from gnome-icon-theme
- Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 23:14:10 -0500
On 2/4/06, Christian Persch <chpe gnome org> wrote:
> The latest gnome-icon-theme release has removed the "gnome-spinner" and
> "gnome-spinner-rest" themed icons, causing breakage in (at least)
> epiphany, nautilus, gedit and beagle. Other people have told me that
> other removed icons also cause problems in nautilus and deskbar-applet.
> This removal needs to be reverted.
Do you have a list of those other removed icons ?
> The new g-i-t has already been discussed here,
> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2006-January/msg00302.html, but insufficient emphasis seems to have been made about backward compatibility. While participants have asked about how to upgrade their apps, we should instead ask what happens when the user upgrades g-i-t, but does not simultaneously upgrade all his apps (apps which may not be maintained anymore, even!).
> Arguably the icon names provided by gnome desktop's gnome-icon-theme are
> part of some sort of ABI; should they therefore part of our ABI
> stability guarantee?
Yes, at least we should avoid shooting our own foot by removing icon names that
are in active use by gnome applications. Time to revert to
gnome-icon-theme 2.12 ?
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