Bug 246022 - Echo should inherit the Crystal (crystalsvg) icon theme
Summary: Echo should inherit the Crystal (crystalsvg) icon theme
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: echo-icon-theme   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-27 21:55 UTC by Niko Mirthes
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-14 13:35:43 UTC
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Description Niko Mirthes 2007-06-27 21:55:27 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

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 
Actual results:
Many icons are represented with the default 'blank sheet' icon.

Expected results:
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.

Additional info:
Disclaimer - I did the initial work to allow the Tango icon theme to work as 
well as possible with KDE.

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-06-28 13:51:53 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2007-06-28 13:55:40 UTC
Is gtk's "last fallback" a global or per-theme thing (or either)?

Comment 3 Niko Mirthes 2007-06-28 14:19:10 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2007-06-28 14:52:21 UTC
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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Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2008-05-14 13:35:43 UTC
Not an echo problem, CLOSING->NOTABUG.

If anything, kde will have to come up with something akin to gtk's last-fallback.

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