[ubuntu-studio-devel] Studio icons

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Jun 30 14:47:59 UTC 2016

On Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:02:50 -0400, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
>I'm not sure I follow? When using Xfce with a theme you get the icons
>provided by the theme, not a particular icon provided by each
>application company or creator. As I understood from Set's earlier
>search we were trying to find a new theme for icons. So in any case it
>will not be an Ardour icon from Ardour.org. Or am I missing something?

Take a look at the file list of e.g. Ardour,

The icon is:


Apart from this the icon shown by menus is mentioned by the desktop
file, referring to the above svg.






Now take a look at one of the most used icon themes, Adwaita,
http://packages.ubuntu.com/yakkety/all/adwaita-icon-theme/filelist and
it's hard dependencies,

Icons for applications are provided by the packages for the
applications, or a dependency, assumed it's a split package, e.g.
applicationname package and applicationname-data package.

Application icons are not provided by the icon theme, at least not for
special apps that have nothing to do with the origin of the icon theme,
such as Ardour, GIMP or Incscape.

It's even possible that upstream doesn't like it, if you ship with a
different icon. However, most important is, that users expect the same
icon, what ever Linux distro, BSD or even proprietary OS they run,
especially for professional usage it's important to stay with sane


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