I wrote this guide to help someone get a icon theme package made and I decided to share it so anyone else who has a custom icon pack and get them into extras. This guide has been used to build the new Faenza icon pack so we know it works but please let me know if anything can be enhanced to make it better.
Guide to Building a icon source package.
This guide should work on any OS all you just make sure if you’re using windows you don’t edit the files using a standard windows text editor you want to use something like Notepad++ or SciTE.
Computer (Windows Only)
– Notepad++ or SciTE
Signup for Garage account here
Request Extras Repo Upload Permissions here
Prepare Icon Theme Source you need to setup the right folder structure so create the following folder inside of each other.
usr > share > icons > icon-theme
Edit index.theme replace [ ] and text on line 2 and 3
Place index.theme in icon-theme folder
Now place your icons that you are replacing in the same folder you found them in hicolor (ie 48×48/hildon, 48×48/apps, 48×48/mimetypes)
You only need to include the custom icons any icons you don’t include will be pulled from the hicolor folder.
Open build_myapp.py in text editor
Enter information anywhere you see [ ]. Remember to delete the [ ] also.
Connect N900 to your computer in Mass Storage Mode
Open File Manager and Navigate to N900 Drive
Create a folder named – Build
Open Build folder
Create a folder named after your icon theme (we will use the name icon-theme for ours.
Open [the newly created] icon-theme Folder
Upload your build_myapp.py file. [into the newly created icon-theme folder]
Upload your icon theme package icon [into /MyDocs/Build/icon-theme/]
Create folder named src [inside /MyDocs/Build/icon-theme/]
Open src folder
Upload your icon theme source [to this src folder, maintaining correct folder structure of usr/share/icons/icon-theme/64×64 etc ]
Close file manager and unplug N900
cd /MyDocs/Build/icon-theme (replace icon-theme with your theme name)
You will see a lot of stuff fly by and you will have to hit enter 4 times
You will see ~/MyDocs/Build/icon-theme when you’re done
Connect N900 to computer in Mass Storage Mode
Go to https://garage.maemo.org/extras-assistant/
Follow steps to upload source packages that are located in /Build/icon-theme folder on your N900 Drive.
Wait for email that the build is complete
Search for the package name you gave.
Look and wait for it to be imported to extras-devel
Set with Theme Customizer