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== Specification compliance of icon names ==
 
== Specification compliance of icon names ==
  
Icon names without notes already exist in the freedesktop.org icon naming specification.
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Icon names without trailing stars already exist in the freedesktop.org icon naming specification.
  
 
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applications-accessories              OK
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applications-development              OK
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applications-development-translation  OK **
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applications-development-web          OK **
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applications-education                OK *
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applications-education-language      OK **
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applications-education-mathematics    OK **
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applications-engineering              OK
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applications-games                    OK
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applications-graphics                OK
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applications-internet                OK
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applications-multimedia              OK
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applications-office                  OK
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applications-other                    OK
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applications-science                  OK
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applications-system                  OK
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applications-toys                    OK **
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applications-utilities                OK
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preferences-other                    OK
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preferences-desktop                  OK
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preferences-desktop-peripherals      OK ***
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preferences-desktop-personal          OK ***
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preferences-system                    OK
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preferences-system-network            OK ***
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system-help                          OK
  
  * suggesting this for inclusion into the icon naming specification
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  * suggesting this for inclusion into the icon naming specification
 
  ** not in the spec, but let's keep it out of there anyways,
 
  ** not in the spec, but let's keep it out of there anyways,
 
     it's not really suited to be a standard icon
 
     it's not really suited to be a standard icon
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*** bad naming in the spec imho, suggesting to rename this icon
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    there, but let's use the specified name for now
 
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== To do for Oxygen ==
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== To do for Oxygen - specified icons ==
  
Icons that are in the spec, but not yet in Oxygen's categories/ so they need to be added. Descriptions taken from the specification.
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None, everything's in place in the "categories" category :D
  
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== To do for Oxygen - optional icons ==
application-accessories
 
  The icon for the "Accessories" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
  
applications-engineering
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These icons are good to have, but even if we lack those there will be a sensible fallback.
  The icon for the "Engineering" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
  
  applications-games
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  The icon for the "Games" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
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  applications-games-arcade **
 
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   An icon for arcade games, like KTron or Clanbomber.
applications-office
 
   The icon for the "Office" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
 
 
applications-other
 
  The icon for the "Other" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
  (Editor's note: Name needs to be reviewed in collaboration
 
    with the icon naming specification maintainers, see below.)
 
 
 
applications-science
 
  The icon for the "Science" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
 
 
applications-system
 
  The icon for the "System Tools" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
 
 
preferences-desktop
 
  The icon for the "Desktop Preferences" category.
 
  
  preferences-desktop-peripherals
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  applications-games-board **
   The icon for the "Peripherals" sub-category of the
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   An icon for board games, like Mahjongg or Chess.
  "Desktop Preferences" category.
 
  
  preferences-desktop-personal
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  applications-games-children **
   The icon for the "Personal" sub-category of the
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   An icon for games for small children,
   "Desktop Preferences" category.
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   like the scary Potato Guy.
  
  preferences-other
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  applications-games-strategy **
   The icon for the "Other" preferences category.
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   An icon for strategy games, like Minesweeper,
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  Sokoban or Battle for Wesnoth.
  
  preferences-system
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  applications-games-card **
   The icon for the "System Preferences" category.
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   An icon for card games... but for Oxygen, we already have
 
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  a card set icon as fallback, so it doesn't make much sense
preferences-system-network
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   to draw a new icon. Just listed for completeness.
   The icon for the "Network" sub-category of the
 
  "System Preferences" category.
 
 
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applications-development
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  [In the description, change "Programming" to "Development",
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    in accordance to the icon name and the fd.o menu spec.]
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  applications-education
 
  applications-education
 
   The icon for the "Education" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
   The icon for the "Education" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
  
  application
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  preferences-desktop-peripherals -> preferences-peripherals
    link to applications-other
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  The icon for the "Peripherals" preferences category.
  
  preferences
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  preferences-desktop-personal -> preferences-personal
    link to preferences-other
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  The icon for the "Personal" preferences category.
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preferences-system-network -> preferences-network
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  The icon for the "Network" preferences category.
 
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"other" implies that the icon should be a generic one, and indeed applications-other and preferences-other make for a good fallback if there are categories not covered by a given theme. Also, at least KDE has no "other preferences" category, but rather a separate system settings application and a menu (with icon), both using one general settings icon for the whole set of sub-elements. However, with the "-other" suffix, they won't be used as a fall back so a link is going to be needed.
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Rationale for the renames:
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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.

Latest revision as of 21:54, 22 December 2007

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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