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Re: PackageKit application icons

On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 14:24 -0700, Rick L. Vinyard, Jr. wrote:
> Bill Nottingham 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.
> >
> I agree that neither of those are good solutions, but there is another
> option.
> Currently, the icons reside in each package and the desktop entry file
> (also in the individual packages) is used to associate the package with
> the icon.
> Why couldn't devel packages (and others without desktop entry files)
> follow a similar approach containing the icon and association?

I think the problem then is you don't see the icon for the package until
you've installed the package.

Jesse Keating
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