Specification compliance of icon names
Icon names without trailing stars already exist in the freedesktop.org icon naming specification.
file-broken -> rework into emblems/emblem-unreadable. Currently only in use by apps/libs as "image could not be loaded" substitute. folder OK with the current spec, but it really belongs to mimetypes as inode-directory *, in order to follow the shared MIME info standard. folder-home -> user-home folder-red -> svn cp to folder-root * folder-red, folder-blue, folder-brown, folder-cyan, folder-green, folder-grey, folder-orange, folder-violet, folder-yellow -> keep for now, but try to bring up some substitute functionality, like tinting folders by code, or putting the regular folder on a colored background. folder-bookmarks, folder-development, folder-html, folder-image, folder-important, folder-locked, folder-print, folder-sound, folder-tar, folder-txt, folder-video -> svn rm (emulate with folder + emblem overlay) link -> emblems/emblem-symbolic-link (blow up to the full icon size) network-wired -> devices/network * (alternative: devices/network-wired) network-local -> devices/network-local ** (depends on the previous one being added to the spec, otherwise: devices/network-wired-local **) trashcan-empty-alt -> svn rm, or move to alternative/ user-trash OK user-trash-full 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
To do for Oxygen
Icons that are in the spec, but not yet in Oxygen's places/ (after renaming) so they need to be added. Descriptions taken from the specification.
folder-remote The icon used for normal directories on a remote filesystem. network-server The icon used for individual host machines under the “Network Servers” place in the file manager. (Editor's note: a computer in a network.) network-workgroup The icon for the “Network Servers” place in the desktop's file manager, and workgroups within the network. (Editor's note: a workgroup like Windows' "WORKGROUP".) start-here The icon used by the desktop's main menu for accessing places, applications, and other features. (Editor's note: Seems like we want to move apps/kmenu to places/start-here.) user-desktop The icon for the special “Desktop” directory of the user.
Summary of the suggested changes and additions
The ones marked with * and should therefore go into the icon naming specification, presented here in a shorter list for a better overview. Including a suggested short description text like needed for inclusion in the spec.
folder-root The icon used for the root directory of a filesystem. folder -> mimetypes/inode-directory ...also, include more explanation about how the icon naming specification interacts with the shared MIME info specification, and which mimetype icons from there should really be in a minimal icon theme like the ones that the naming spec defines.