[maemo-developers] debhelper-maemo-package-icons

From: Gabriel Schulhof nix at go-nix.ca
Date: Tue Nov 10 15:50:47 EET 2009

On Tue, November 10, 2009 14:59, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> ext David King <davidk at openismus.com> writes:
>> You mean 48x48 pixels, right?
>> http://wiki.maemo.org/Documentation/Maemo_5_Developer_Guide/Packaging%2C_Deploying_and_Distributing#Icons
> Ouch, somebody needs to be tickled to death for this.  (Maybe me for not
> catching this earlier.)

Assuming that person is ticklish ...

> Why do people think the field is named Maemo-Icon-26.  Twenty-six.
> Rings a bell?  Hmm?  Like, 26x26 pixels?  Could there be a connection?
> Anyway, trying to fix this seems to be moot.  Christ.  Kids these days.

*sigh* ... what can you do. Anyway, you can take any file and call it
debian/package-name.png and it will uuencode it and it will append it to
the debian/control section named Package: package-name ... No file
type/pixel size checks are performed on the debian/package-name.png file.

I, for one, will stick to 26x26, because older version of Hildon
Application Manager do not work with higher rez icons, and I don't want
yet another reason to split my source package along distro lines.

As for why we chose an odd size like 26x26 to begin with, instead of 24x24
or 32x32, I will never understand. But that is a story for another time

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