making config tools use system icons

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Fri Sep 14 19:15:12 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 14:13 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams (ivazqueznet at said: 
> > On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 12:51 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > Most of the python config tools (system-config-*, anaconda) include
> > > their own copies of bluecurve icons. It makes sense to me that they
> > > should use system icons whenever possible, to match the current theme.
> > 
> > +1 to making it match/use the current theme, but -1 to using generic
> > system icons.
> > 
> > Pulling the individual icons out of the packages and into redhat-artwork
> > (or perhaps system-config-artwork?) is fine, but I still think the
> > distinctiveness of their icons versus the generic control panel icons is
> > a good thing.
> The problem is that doesn't actually help - you'd need to do a version
> of the icon for each theme, which is something I'd like to avoid.
> Right now, you boot up a *stock* desktop, and you have the gnome icons
> (in the GNOME style), the config tool icons (in the bluecurve style),
> and the puplet icons (in the echo style). That's *ugly*.

A lot of these tools have larger interface issues than non-matching
icons, though...

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