icon-slicer is a utility for generating icon themes and libXcursor cursor themes.
The inputs to icon-slicer are conceptually:
* 1 A set of multi-layer images, one for each size. 2 A XML theme description file
Each image contains all the cursors arranged in a grid; For cursors the layers are:
* A layer with a dot for the hotspot of each cursor * The main image or first animation frame for multi-frame animated cursors * The second animation frame for multi-frame animated cursors * ...
For icons, the layers are:
* A layer with the images * An optional layer with attachment points for emblems * An optional layer with boxes for embedding text into icons.
In practice, since loading of multilayer images is not supported by standard image libraries, each layer is input as a separate image file.
The theme description file contains, among other things, information about the source images to read, the location of each named cursor or icon within the grid, and a set of aliases from names to other names.
The CVS module for this spec is "icon-slicer".
The README file contains information about the file format, and command line invocation.
* <a href="http://freedesktop.org/software/icon-slicer/releases/icon-slicer-0.3.tar.gz">icon-slicer-0.3.tar.gz</a>: Initial release.