Debian Bug report logs - #567218
talksoup.app: Talksoup icon is an invalid format

Package: talksoup.app; Maintainer for talksoup.app is Gürkan Sengün <gurkan@phys.ethz.ch>; Source for talksoup.app is src:talksoup.app.

Reported by: Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au>

Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:48:02 UTC

Severity: minor

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Gürkan Sengün <gurkan@linuks.mine.nu>:
Bug#567218; Package talksoup.app. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:48:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: talksoup.app: Talksoup icon is an invalid format
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:14:24 +1030
Package: talksoup.app
Severity: minor


Hi,
The icon in talksoup.app is shipped as a .tiff file. Unfortunately, this
is not part of the free desktop standard, and the icon is not displayed.

Thanks,
kk

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

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
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Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30.7-libre-fshoppe1 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
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Bug#567218; Package talksoup.app. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:48:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Yavor Doganov <yavor@gnu.org>:
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From: Yavor Doganov <yavor@gnu.org>
To: Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au>, 567218@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#567218: talksoup.app: Talksoup icon is an invalid format
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:42:24 +0200
Karl Goetz wrote:
> The icon in talksoup.app is shipped as a .tiff file. Unfortunately,
> this is not part of the free desktop standard, and the icon is not
> displayed.

The real reason is not that the icon is in .tiff format, but because
it is not in standard icon dirs.

Most (all?) freedesktop-compliant environments and WMs are capable of
displaying TIFF images, so having the icon in .tiff format is probably
OK for every environment relying on .desktop files.

Changing

-Icon=TalkSoup.tiff
+Icon=/usr/lib/GNUstep/Applications/TalkSoup.app/Resources/TalkSoup.tiff

and running update-desktop-database immediately makes the icon visible
for me in the GNOME menu, at least on gNewSense DeltaH.

(The approach I've been using for some time in GNUstep apps is to
convert the .tiff app icon to .xpm (for the Debian menu where XPM is a
must) and reuse the same in the .desktop file.  This results in lower
image quality, of course, but it works everywhere.)




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Bug#567218; Package talksoup.app. (Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:54:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au>:
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Message #15 received at 567218@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au>
To: Yavor Doganov <yavor@gnu.org>
Cc: 567218@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#567218: talksoup.app: Talksoup icon is an invalid format
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:21:15 +1030
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:42:24 +0200
Yavor Doganov <yavor@gnu.org> wrote:

> Karl Goetz wrote:
> > The icon in talksoup.app is shipped as a .tiff file. Unfortunately,
> > this is not part of the free desktop standard, and the icon is not
> > displayed.
> 
> The real reason is not that the icon is in .tiff format, but because
> it is not in standard icon dirs.

Apologies, I should have checked the path before reporting the bug.
kk

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