[maemo-developers] proper icon path

From: David King davidk at openismus.com
Date: Wed Apr 7 15:25:58 EEST 2010
On 2010-04-06 15:35, Stefanos Harhalakis <v13 at v13.gr> wrote:
>On Tuesday 06 of April 2010, daniel wilms wrote:
>> ext Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:
>> > I'm currently using /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/, but I see other
>> > applications using /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/hildon, or even
>> > /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps and
>> > /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/hildon.
>> >
>> > Is there a "proper" location or is everything acceptable?
>> The proper location for the icons is in:
>> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/hildon/
>Thank you for clarifying that.
>Is there a reason why "scalable" was chosen? AFAIK for desktop systems this is
>supposed to hold "scalable" graphics like SVGs while bitmaps icons are
>supposed to go under /usr/share/icons/hicolor/AxB/ (AxB being the dimension)
>(or perhaps I know wrong).

I would also like to know this, as I was going to edit a few wiki pages 
that mention install locations for icons. However, all the locations 
above seem to work just fine (I tested with a few applications), and the 
freedesktop.org icon naming specification suggests that ‘apps’ is the 
correct subdirectory to use:


Daniel, is /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/hildon/ the canonical 
location for all application icons on Fremantle, and if so, where is 
this documented?

David King | http://amigadave.com/ | davidk at openismus.com
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