Bug#768256: vim-gui-common: GNOME's "open with" menu displays a huge vim icon rendering the menu unusable

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Fri Nov 7 09:43:38 UTC 2014


On Thu, 06 Nov 2014, James McCoy wrote:
> What isn't standardized about /usr/share/pixmaps/vim.svg?

It was the first time that I saw a .desktop file refer to a
picture which is not in the freedesktop recommended directory.

> I wouldn't have thought to install the file to /usr/share/icons/hicolor
> because "hicolor" doesn't read as "default" to me.  Now that you've
> brought it up, apparently that is the case according to
> /u/s/d/hicolor-icon-theme/README.

And http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-theme-spec/icon-theme-spec-latest.html

> In order to keep compatibility with applications that don't grok
> /usr/share/icons, I suppose I should keep the existing files in
> /usr/share/pixmaps and then also place them in the relevant
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor subdirectories.
> Does that sound good?

Yes. I haven't tested whether this will fix it, but I guess so.

So you will put those pictures in "vim-common" ? They seem to recommend
a 48x48 PNG + a SVG.

> If so, I'll leave this bug here as well as the ones that are currently
> assigned to nautilus since it should still handle an svg in
> /usr/share/pixmaps better than it currently does.


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