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Bug 237926 - App icons can't be GIFs
App icons can't be GIFs
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: eclipse (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Kurtakov
Depends On: 237927
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Reported: 2007-04-26 02:04 EDT by Ben Konrath
Modified: 2013-03-11 15:41 EDT (History)
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Description Ben Konrath 2007-04-26 02:04:06 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #227524 +++

In the eclipse-platform package:


Is a symlink to 


This *may* happen to work with the GNOME menus, but:

 A) It's not legitimate to give something a .png extension that is actually a gif
 B) The icon spec doesn't allow GIFs... icons must be PNG, XPM, or SVG

-- Additional comment from bkonrath@redhat.com on 2007-02-06 12:41 EST --
Thanks for pointing this out. I'm working on an update for fc6 this week and
I'll  include a fix for this. I'll also try to get them to use pngs upstream but
I suspect I won't get any traction.

-- Additional comment from bkonrath@redhat.com on 2007-02-21 16:52 EST --
This is fixed in the upcoming 3.2.2-1.fc6 update. Thanks.
Comment 1 Ben Konrath 2007-04-26 02:05:54 EDT
There are broken and incorrect symlinks in
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/eclipse.png and

Test For Fix: Ensure that these files are not dead symlinks and that they point
to PNGs rather than GIFs: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/eclipse.png, 
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-12-03 15:42:17 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  This request will
be reviewed for a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
Comment 3 Alexander Kurtakov 2013-03-11 15:41:39 EDT
RHEL 5 has ended Production Phase 1 and thus only security bugfixes from this point on.

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