Mist and gnome-icon-theme plans for GNOME 2.24/Fedora 10

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at home.se
Thu May 22 14:11:57 UTC 2008

Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 21:43 +0200, Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>> Fewer and fewer icons in applications are actually hardcoded, as they 
>> need to work with HighContrast, even though there are still some who 
>> needs to be fixed. See "Known Applications" on 
>> http://live.gnome.org/ThemableAppSpecificIcons
>> With my upstream hat on, I can say that we're really happy for all the 
>> help we can get in this area. Both with icons and code for apps to not 
>> hardcode their icons.
>> Firefox and Openoffice are of course exceptions, as they rely heavily on 
>> their own theming infrastructure, even though we did a lot of work on 
>> using GTK+ stock items in as many places as possible in Firefox3.
>> - Andreas
> That's great. We make sure that when we experience such an issue, we'll
> help as much as possible to solve it.
> As a side note, I noticed gnome-power-manager is listed among those that
> work well, and last time I checked, it used gpm-primary-xyz.png naming
> scheme for the battery indication icons. I think, in regard to other
> power managers, if there are any, it would make sense to at least remove
> the "gpm" part; and as a matter of fact, two of these battery states are
> already listed in the icon-naming-specs:
> battery-caution  The icon used when the battery is below 40%.
> battery-low      The icon used when the battery is below 20%.
> I think it would make sense to use those instead of gpm-primary-020 and
> gpm-primary-040 and extend it to these as well:
> battery-empty    The icon used when the battery is (nearly) empty.
> battery-medium   The icon used when the battery is bellow 60%.
> battery-high     The icon used when the battery is bellow 80%.
> battery-full     The icon used when the battery is bellow 100%.
> Also, the same names with -charging suffix for batteries that are
> charging and perhaps as an extra icons same names with ups-, phone- or
> whatever-other-device-with-battery- prefix...
> Any thoughts on this?
Indeed. battery-low and caution isn't really used by any application, as 
Richard likes to have a lot of battery states, so we shipped 
power-manager with all the states instead. Not sure what the KDE power 
manager use.
I'll bring it up with Rodney, who's maintaining the naming-spec.
- Andreas

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