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Re: PackageKit application icons



Jesse Keating wrote:
> 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.

But, aren't they currently harvesting them from the packages and desktop
entries?

Or, does pkg-application only show the icons for the packages I currently
have installed?


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