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  applications-engineering OK
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  applications-accessories              OK
  applications-education    OK *
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  applications-development              OK
  applications-utilities    OK
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  applications-development-translation  OK **
  apps/package-utilities    -> applications-accessories
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  applications-development-web          OK **
  apps/package-development -> applications-development
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  applications-education                OK *
  applications-games       OK
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applications-education-language      OK **
  apps/package-graphics    -> applications-graphics
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  applications-education-mathematics    OK **
  apps/package-network      -> applications-internet
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  applications-engineering              OK
  apps/package-multimedia   -> applications-multimedia
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  applications-games                   OK
  apps/package-system       -> applications-system
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  applications-graphics                 OK
  apps/package-settings    -> preferences-system
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  applications-internet                 OK
  preferences-desktop-peripherals OK
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  applications-multimedia               OK
  preferences-system-network 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
 
  * suggesting this for inclusion into the icon naming specification
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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. (A lot of those icons already exist as package_* in apps/, they'd only need to be pulled over to here.)
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None, everything's in place in the "categories" category :D
  
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== To do for Oxygen - optional icons ==
applications-engineering
 
  The icon for the "Engineering" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
  
applications-office
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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 "Office" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
  
applications-other
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  The icon for the "Other" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
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  applications-games-arcade **
  (Editor's note: Name needs to be reviewed in collaboration
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   An icon for arcade games, like KTron or Clanbomber.
    with the icon naming specification maintainers, see below.)
 
 
 
  applications-science
 
  The icon for the "Science" sub-menu of the Programs menu.
 
 
 
applications-utilities
 
   The icon for the "Utilities" 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.
  
  system-help
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  applications-games-card **
   The icon for the “Help” system category.
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   An icon for card games... but for Oxygen, we already have
   (Note: This is different from apps/help-browser
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   a card set icon as fallback, so it doesn't make much sense
    in that it's supposed to be a help *category*, not
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  to draw a new icon. Just listed for completeness.
    a single application.)
 
 
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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.
 
applications-other -> applications
 
  The icon for applications category.
 
 
preferences-other -> preferences
 
  The icon for a generic preferences category.
 
  
 
  preferences-desktop-peripherals -> preferences-peripherals
 
  preferences-desktop-peripherals -> preferences-peripherals
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Rationale for the renames:
 
Rationale for the renames:
 
"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.
 
  
 
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.
 
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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