Application Icons vs. icon themes

Len Ovens len at
Wed Jul 10 23:47:15 UTC 2013

Mish I think I have caused some confusion with Icon themes.

Here is something I explained on IRC, but realize it should be here so you
 see it for sure:

< OvenWerks> zequence: there are some problems I think with what you were
                   discussing with Mish.
< OvenWerks> You may recall, we wanted to use standard categories and
                   names for things.
< OvenWerks> so ihave styled all the icon names after the standard icon
                   names for other standard menus.
< OvenWerks> What this means, is that some of the icons I use (or will
                   use when they are done) in the menu package will
                   not show up in our menu because they are "themed over"
                   or overriden by themes farther up the theme inheritance
< OvenWerks> That is why we are using the icon-theme to make sure our
                   icons show up in our iso.
< OvenWerks> zequence: there are two paths we can go with this:
< OvenWerks> 1) use icon themes as Mish suggested, one dark and one light
                   that inherit other dark and light themes. Mish seems to
                   have found nice ones.
< OvenWerks> 2) Rename our icons non-standard so they show up no matter
                   what icon theme is used.
< OvenWerks> I am sure Mish's confusion is my fault and I appologize.
< OvenWerks> I should probably drop this in the mailing list :)

I am not sure this clears everything up, but as you can see there is a
problem that needs resolution one way or the other.

Len Ovens

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