[Mono-list] Questions about cross-platform program icon

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Wed Dec 17 04:23:15 EST 2008

Hello all,

Here's what I want to do: make a program that'll have a nice icon on
Windows, Linux, and also Mac while we're there.
I shouldn't have any problem as far as Windows is concerned. I know I need
an ico file, I read the Microsoft guidelines for making good Windows XP
icons, and I saw where to set up the icon in SharpDevelop.

But then, I'm clueless about Linux and Mac.
I think most Linux distros use SVG for icons, but how would I attach a
certain SVG file to my .exe? Can it be somehow embedded into the exe, or
does it need to remain a separate file (but then, how to link it to the
exe)? Is it even possible at all?
What about Mac?

Also, if someone could confirm or deny this: I think Linux will fall back to
ico if there is no svg... or at least, that's what I gathered from seeing
eclipse's inappropriate tiny icon on my Ubuntu desktop.

Thank you!
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