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Re: Icon update

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Icon update
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 21:55:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> writes:

> Note that the arrows will remain green, the GTK color, rather than blue,
> the current GNOME color. The reason is that there is a bug in GNOME
> which prevents the current theme from overriding the default GTK icons.
> I have been told this has been fixed in GNOME 2.15 (which I assume will
> appear to users in GNOME 2.16), but this is probably outside the date
> that Emacs will be available.
> By the way, if anyone has GTK experience, the Emacs code should be using
> the GTK libraries to render the icons and only using our built-in icons
> as a fall-back. That way, Emacs icons will pick up theme changes.
> These things I learned during a short discussion with the GNOME
> usability folks. They were also shocked that we were using XPMs instead
> of PNGs which offer 8 bits of transparency instead of 1. Can anyone
> speak to that?

IIRC, XPM support is always compiled in, whereas PNG support depends
on the availability of external libraries.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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