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Re: PackageKit application icons

drago01 wrote:
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
On 2009-01-28 at 16:17:51 -0500, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> wrote:
Rick L. Vinyard, Jr. (rvinyard cs nmsu edu) said:
Ahhh... I see that now, and they're already there.

It's a shame that's the only mechanism for adding icons. I'd like to see
something other than cardboard boxes when looking for devel packages.
The problem is you'd either need to:

- include icons in the metadata (which gets very large, very fast)
- create a package that consists of all the icons that may be in
  the distro (which gets very messy to maintain, very fast)

Neither of these are particularly good solutions.
Well, we do have a PackageDB. Why couldn't we permit maintainers to go to:


Then, on the page for the package (once logged in, of course), click on
the icon next to the package name (a question mark by default) and
upload an icon. Then, extend the PackageDB API such that PackageKit
tries to call out to PackageDB to get icons on a per package basis
(also, as a list of packages).

Doesn't sound like a good idea. Unless we have packageDB mirrors.

Why not something more low tech. Upload via packageDB or something, which puts the icon on the mirrors so packagename-logo.X, pk checks if the mirror it received the package list has a icons/packagename-logo.X or whatever if it exists display it, otherwise don't.

Nathanael d. Noblet
Gnat Solutions, Inc
T: 403.875.4613

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