[Python-Dev] Minor: Unix icons for 2.5?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Jul 11 19:42:53 CEST 2006

Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> Anthony Baxter wrote:
>  > There's an open PEP-356 issue for "update the icons to the newer
>  > shinier ones" for Unix. As far as I can see, there's the 14x15 GIF
>  > images used for Idle and the documentation. Note that for me at least,
>  > idle comes up without an icon _anyway_.
> A pyfav.(gif|png) replacement would be quite welcome!
> On Tuesday 11 July 2006 13:25, Georg Brandl wrote:
>  > In case we add a Python .desktop file (as proposed in patch #1353344),
>  > we'll need some PNGs in /usr/share/icons. A patch for Makefile.pre.in
>  > is attached.
> I know the .desktop files have become fairly standard, but are these our 
> responsibility or does that rest with the distributions/integrators?  (I'm 
> not objecting, but I'm not sure what the right thing really is since Python 
> is an interpreter, not a desktop application.)

I'm also not very sure, as I myself would never start python via a menu entry.
But for newcomers, it could be as it is for Windows users: A menu entry that
starts the interpreter in a terminal window, and maybe one for IDLE too.


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