Re: More on icons for packages
|--==> Paul Brossier writes:
PB> On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 19:35 -0500, Dale C. Scheetz wrote:
>>With regards to GNOME panel icons. The "add to panel" option now no
>>longer offers "launcher from menu" so now with the "custom launcer"
>>you have to hunt for your icon.
PB> well yes, here it does at least. also you can drag and drop it from your
PB> On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 18:17 -0500, Dale C. Scheetz wrote:
>>It might be better to reserve /usr/share/pixmaps specifically for menu
>>icons in xpm format and create /usr/share/icons for png gif and jpeg
PB> i don't think this is the right way to go. gnome and kde use the
PB> freedesktop standard and look for their icons in /usr/share/pixmaps.
PB> other applications using icons should seriously consider looking in
PB> there if they want to find any. clever ones could prune redundant
PB> icons according to their file format preference.
PB> you don't really want to use jpeg in a menu do you?
>>Is it worth while trying to get some general icon policy established
>>or am I straigning at gnats?
PB> another manual does not seem required. but mentionning the use
PB> of .desktop would be a worth addition to the menu manual.
PB> see http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/
PB> here is a minimal .desktop example:
PB> $ cat /usr/share/applications/freewheeling.desktop
PB> [Desktop Entry]
PB> Comment=live looping instrument
PB> .desktop go in /usr/share/applications and icons in /usr/share/pixmaps
PB> (or full path). both png and xpm are ok.
PB> there could actually be some lintian/linda rules that checks if both
PB> menu and .desktop entries are there and that the icons are installed at
PB> the correct location.
I do agree with all these observations. Let me add that issues related
to the menu systems are becoming even more important now that Custom
Debian Distributions are entering the scene.