[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: objection! [was Re: Icon and pixmap location]

On Wed, Nov 17, 1999 at 08:56:58PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> My biggest objection is that we haven't yet got any kind of proposal for
> subdivision of /usr/share/images.  Who wants to come up with one?  Hint: it
> would be best if we didn't have to hack every window manager in existence
> to support it, and if we didn't have to modify window managers' config
> files everytime a new package containing images was installed or removed.

Hmm.  That's a good point.

How about the following initial idea:

Images which are general and intended for use by (almost) any program
should go in the top level /usr/share/images.  If an image is intended
to be used in a restricted set of programs, for example,
GNOME-specific images (if such a thing exists), it would go in
/usr/share/images/gnome, or window-manager specific images would go in
/usr/share/images/wm-icons or whatever.  Then only the types of
programs which would use those images would have to search that
subtree.  We would possibly need a mini-policy on the subtrees

Thoughts anyone?



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg
  Donate free food to the world's hungry: see http://www.thehungersite.com/

Reply to: