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icon destination #104

hasufell opened this Issue · 2 comments

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Modern applications should install their icons in a compliant way and make use of icon cache too.

The order where applications should look for icons is defined here:
(where "$XDG_DATA_DIRS/icons" is preferred over pixmaps)

"$XDG_DATA_DIRS/icons would" also enable us to use icon cache:

Distributions mostly handle the icon cache updates for packages.
This PATCH is compatible with current spacefm:


Or if you like to keep the old behavior as default, because people HAVE to update the icon cache in order for them to show up in spacefm, then you might consider a switch like this:


f06b5b8 and b026ca1 add configure option --disable-pixmaps to move installation of icons to share/icons instead of share/pixmaps.

Due to the necessity of updating the cache, share/pixmaps is the default. However my debian packages and Arch AUR spacefm-git now use share/icons.

If you package spacefm using --disable-pixmaps, after install be sure to run:

gtk-update-icon-cache -q -t -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor
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