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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: icon issues with 3.4.x on Linux with KDE 4
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:54:13 GMT
Am 08/03/2012 09:28 AM, schrieb Andre Fischer:
> On 02.08.2012 23:14, Kay Schenk wrote:
>> OK, here's the short story -- NOT a show stopper but this should be
>> covered
>> in Installation Guide (or a wiki article created to be referenced)
>> until a
>> good way to solve this -- not yet determined.
>> This applies to openSUSE 11.4 on up and probably other *nixes now using
>> KDE4 instead of KDE3.
>> The 3.4.x installs and I think also 3.3 sets things up in KDE as if kde3
>> were the default -- icons etc end up in /opt/kde3/share/icons/...
>> Once the desktop-integration is run for SuSE, the applications themselves
>> are recognized because they get installed in a default /bin directory,
>> but
>> the icons are NOT automatically attached to the executables in the
>> graphic
>> menues because the default location of icons in kde4 is
>> "kde4_user_install_area"/share/icons vs /opt/kde3/share/icons/ where the
>> desktop-integration now puts them...
>> In my case "kde4_user_install_area" is /usr.
> I remember one of my colleagues at Sun/Oracle had worked on a KDE4
> integration. I think it was essentially finished but due to some
> non-technical reason was never integrated. Maybe there is a child work
> space with the necessary changes that we could integrate?
> -Andre

You are right. IMHO it was Martin H. (mh) with a CWS that should have 
"kde4" in its name, maybe more or less together with Heiner (?).


>> What this means is the icons are THERE, but you must manually make
>> changes
>> via the kde menuediting system -- kdemenuedit-- to make them show up
>> correctly.
>> Further thoughts... is it time to revisit the desktop-integration
>> business?
>> Can these made more generic based on something else for Linux -- window
>> managers vs OSes?

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