Specification compliance of icon names
Icon names without trailing stars already exist in the freedesktop.org icon naming specification.
applications-education OK * apps/package-utilities -> applications-accessories apps/package-development -> applications-development applications-games OK apps/package-graphics -> applications-graphics apps/package-network -> applications-internet apps/package-multimedia -> applications-multimedia apps/package-system -> applications-system apps/package-settings -> preferences-system preferences-system-network 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
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.)
applications-engineering The icon for the "Engineering" sub-menu of the Programs menu. 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-utilities The icon for the "Utilities" sub-menu of the Programs menu. preferences-desktop The icon for the "Desktop Preferences" category. preferences-desktop-peripherals The icon for the "Peripherals" sub-category of the "Desktop Preferences" category. preferences-desktop-personal The icon for the "Personal" sub-category of the "Desktop Preferences" category. preferences-system The icon for the "System Preferences" category. system-help The icon for the “Help” system category. (Note: This is different from apps/help-browser in that it's supposed to be a help *category*, not a single application.)
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. applications-other -> applications The icon for applications category. preferences-other -> preferences The icon for a generic preferences category. 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:
"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.