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Specification compliance of icon names

Icon names without trailing stars already exist in the freedesktop.org icon naming specification.

 applications-accessories              OK
 applications-development              OK
 applications-development-translation  OK **
 applications-development-web          OK **
 applications-education                OK *
 applications-education-language       OK **
 applications-education-mathematics    OK **
 applications-engineering              OK
 applications-games                    OK
 applications-graphics                 OK
 applications-internet                 OK
 applications-multimedia               OK
 applications-office                   OK
 applications-other                    OK
 applications-science                  OK
 applications-system                   OK
 applications-toys                     OK **
 applications-utilities                OK
 preferences-other                     OK
 preferences-desktop                   OK
 preferences-desktop-peripherals       OK ***
 preferences-desktop-personal          OK ***
 preferences-system                    OK
 preferences-system-network            OK ***
 system-help                           OK

 * suggesting this for inclusion into the icon naming specification
 ** not in the spec, but let's keep it out of there anyways,
    it's not really suited to be a standard icon
 *** bad naming in the spec imho, suggesting to rename this icon
     there, but let's use the specified name for now

To do for Oxygen - specified icons

None, everything's in place in the "categories" category :D

To do for Oxygen - optional icons

These icons are good to have, but even if we lack those there will be a sensible fallback.

 applications-games-arcade **
   An icon for arcade games, like KTron or Clanbomber.

 applications-games-board **
   An icon for board games, like Mahjongg or Chess.

 applications-games-children **
   An icon for games for small children,
   like the scary Potato Guy.

 applications-games-strategy **
   An icon for strategy games, like Minesweeper,
   Sokoban or Battle for Wesnoth.

 applications-games-card **
   An icon for card games... but for Oxygen, we already have
   a card set icon as fallback, so it doesn't make much sense
   to draw a new icon. Just listed for completeness.

Suggested changes and additions

Including a suggested short description text like needed for inclusion in the spec.

 applications-development
   [In the description, change "Programming" to "Development",
    in accordance to the icon name and the fd.o menu spec.]

 applications-education
   The icon for the "Education" sub-menu of the Programs menu.

 preferences-desktop-peripherals -> preferences-peripherals
   The icon for the "Peripherals" preferences category.

 preferences-desktop-personal -> preferences-personal
   The icon for the "Personal" preferences category.

 preferences-system-network -> preferences-network
   The icon for the "Network" preferences category.

Rationale for the renames:

The preferences-desktop-* ones are very implementation specific, as it's not specified anywhere that the "peripherals" and "personal" preferences need to be a child element of the desktop preferences. Likewise, "network" settings don't necessarily reside in the preferences-system category in certain desktops.


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