[Rd] x11 icon and class
plfjohnson at emory.edu
Thu Jun 7 21:05:17 CEST 2012
The X11 device driver does not provide the X window manager with an icon
(_NET_WM_ICON) or, under some circumstances, with a class (WM_CLASS).
This hinders usability under the new stable version of Ubuntu, which has
a (new) user interface centered around icons.
I am not sure if this was a conscious choice by r-core or simply a low
priority. In case of the latter, I attach a patch against R-devel (as
of 6 June) that specifies:
1) _NET_WM_ICON as a slightly tweaked version of Rlogo-5.png (48x48
pixels, circle filled-in with white to be legible; ARGB data hardcoded
as a constant array in a new file "rlogo_icon.h").
2) WM_CLASS (for reasons unclear to me, previously WM_CLASS was only
set #ifndef USE_Xt)
As Ubuntu is the single most popular linux distribution, perhaps others
will find this patch useful. I have tested on both 32- and 64-bit
versions of linux.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 20839 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the R-devel