Gnome 2.6.0 icons strike again
delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Thu Apr 22 03:24:20 PDT 2004
"Larry Lawrence" <larry at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> In the Theme department, there is a significant difference. GNOME is
> using more and more programs from outside the GNOME development team.
> In 2.4, they used the GTK engines for most of the theme work, IIRC,
> metacity was using the engines to fulfill theme requests. Now it
> looks as if the Icons, Themes and mime databases are handled by common
> engines and it's been integrated into all the applications, not just
> metacity. Could be wrong, but that's my take on it.
I think you're right. From what I've read, a fair bit of work has gone
into providing common theming across all elements of the system - icons,
widgets, window frames, etc. Things like theming the builtin icons in
gtk - menus, toolbars, etc - and linking those themes to the rest of the
Gnome theme system.
I don't know how much of those changes landed in 2.6, but it's
definitely a lot tighter than before.
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