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Revision as of 01:47, 23 November 2007 by Jpetso (talk | contribs) (preferences-other is done, it's a rip-off from the configure-shortcuts icon by myself :))


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-engineering    OK
 applications-education      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         Needed
 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

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.)

   The icon for the "Desktop Preferences" category.

Suggested changes and additions

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

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

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

 applications-other -> applications
   The icon for a general applications category.

 preferences-other -> preferences
   The icon for a general 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.

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