Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246022
Echo should inherit the Crystal (crystalsvg) icon theme
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:51:08 EST
Description of problem:
The Echo icon theme fails to display a number of icons on the KDE desktop.
This can be avoided by having the theme inherit crystalsvg (or the Oxygen icon
theme in the future) by adding crystalsvg to the list of inheritances:
in the same manner as the Tango icon theme.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Echo: yum --enablerepo=development install echo-icon-theme
2. Login to a KDE session and select the Echo theme using the KDE Control
Many icons are represented with the default 'blank sheet' icon.
Echo should inherit the default icon theme for the selected desktop
environment. Under GNOME, it's the Gnome icon theme. Under KDE, it's the
Crystal (crystalsvg) icon theme.
Disclaimer - I did the initial work to allow the Tango icon theme to work as
well as possible with KDE.
I don't think that is right in general. I admit that we currently do inherit
clearlooks and gnome in Echo. But if every icon theme inherits every other just
because the other may have a few more icons, we end up with a totally
unmaintainable mess. What should happen instead is that there needs to be a
way to specify a fallback icon theme that is consulted as a last fallback before
hicolor. In fact, GKT+ already supports this.
Is gtk's "last fallback" a global or per-theme thing (or either)?
The Gnome (gnome) icon theme is the default theme on GNOME. The Crystal
(crystalsvg) is the default icon theme on KDE. Neither should inherit
anything, and anything 'below' them (i.e. Echo or Tango) should ideally
inherit both. As I understand it, no icon theme should inherit hicolor
explicitly as hicolor is intended to hold app icons (I realize crystalsvg
inherits hicolor wrongly, but that's historical and upstream's choice). I'm
not advocating 'every icon theme inherits every other' at all. I'm suggesting:
Your icon.theme is obviously derived from Tango's, so I'm not sure why
crystalsvg was removed and Clearlooks added to begin with.
Matthias, this notion of "last fallback" makes a whole lot of good sense. I'll
see who I can poke (or do it myself if I find the time) to get this
notion/feature into kde.
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Not an echo problem, CLOSING->NOTABUG.
If anything, kde will have to come up with something akin to gtk's last-fallback.