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Re: Icons and instructions for the FreeDesktop menu.

On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 09:22:57AM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2007, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > am I wrong or one can have foo.png in foo.desktop, and foo.xpm in
> > foo.menu? If upstream does not provide an xpm icon, the "convert"
> > command of the imagemagick package can easily create one at build time.

>  My point is that I shouldn't have to maintain both, or to run convert
>  each time this is necessary.

While it would be good to have infrastructure to support automatic
down-converting to the Debian menu standard where appropriate, you can
probably see that converting, say, a 64x64 png to a 32x32 xpm is going to
give inferior results than if an icon is provided that was created for the
target resolution; so having menu itself automatically import .desktop files
at runtime doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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