Re: Gorilla and North [was Re: toolbar issues]

On 22 May 2002, Dave Bordoley wrote:

> Regarding icon themes. After reading alex's icon spec, my guess it that
> somewhere in the 2.2 to 2.4 time period, nautilus themes will completely
> dissapear in favor of more general icon theming mechanism anyway, since
> all apps will be able to use them. I hate the fact that nautilus has
> different mime icons than evolution which different mime icons than
> other apps, it's a source of bugs in the panel and in nautilus (seen it
> mentioned more than a few times in bugzila)...Hopefully in the future
> you'll just download a generic freedesktop compatible icon theme that
> will work with all your apps kde and gnome. Users will love us.

Initially the icon spec is mostly for defining the meaning of the Icon 
field in the desktop file spec, but in the star-trek future the plan is 
to use this for e.g. mimetype icons and probably even in gtk+ themes.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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He's a sword-wielding coffee-fuelled firefighter with a robot buddy named 
Sparky. She's a cosmopolitan tomboy barmaid who inherited a spooky stately 
manor from her late maiden aunt. They fight crime! 

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