Embedded ELF Executable Icons

Bug #207141 reported by Fred on 2008-03-26
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Bug Description

As a seasoned user of the terminal, the issue of an application having an icon embedded into it is something that I didn't even notice until I started converting others to Ubuntu. I propose adding a non-obtrusive section to ELF applications that provides this functionality and can be accessed through GNOME's thumbnail capability.

Many users expect applications that they've downloaded to have recognizable icons, this icon is usually something familiar from visiting the website for the program. A good example of an application that's not already included in the Ubuntu repo is "songbird", which has a large egg right next to the download link and for its Windows icon.

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Erich E. Hoover (ehoover) wrote :

Please discuss this topic on Ubuntu brainstorm:

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

This is not a bug but it's a good idea.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

I hoped it would get flagged as wishlist.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

Wishlist bugs don't get much attention here. Suggest this idea to brainstorm.ubuntu.com !

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :
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