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Re: deprecation of ColorSchemes preference module


From: Nicolas Roard
Subject: Re: deprecation of ColorSchemes preference module
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:44:31 +0000

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> with the development of Themes, ColorSchemes are a bit obsolete: A theme
> contains all the color specifications a COlorScheme can do and much more. Of
> course color schemes continue to work and be available.
>
> Currently ColorSchemes can be managed with the ColorSchemes module in
> SystemPreferences (or by the equivalent module of the Preferences app in
> Backbone).
>
> I am creating right these days a new Module for SystemPreferences which
> allows the managment of installed Themes. It works like the current theme
> selection scheme which is per-application in the Info Panel, but in this
> case the module writes in the global domain.
>
> Essentially it is a user-friendly way to set "NSGlobalDomain GSTheme
> myTheme". I think this is truly needed for user-friendlyness in a GNustep
> workspace.
>
> Now I think that the color schemes module is obsolete and superseded and
> that having both causes confusion.
>
> I propose do deprecate it, that is, leave it there, but just don't build it
> and install it by default when building SystemPreferences and build+install
> the Themes one instead.
>
> What do you think of that?

+1, go for it.

-- 
Nicolas Roard
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