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Re: Changes I've been thinking of...

From: Riccardo Mottola
Subject: Re: Changes I've been thinking of...
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 01:13:29 +0200
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The first, and most obvious, is that GNUstep theming is still very young.
Apart from Camaleon (does it still work?) and some of Riccardo's themes
there's nothing out there.
Thank you for citing the effort. It is indeed very young. I was also amazed at the little response it got, given the amount of time usually spent talking/writing about theming. My themes are just a beginning because they are pixmap themes that go 1:1 with Thematic capabilities.

Code themes can bemore powerful but more complex to write, I think we should be able to do a good simple scheme by playing with pixmaps and colors only.

If you look for something more subtle, look at the "Neos" theme.
The second, which is a little deeper, is that there's no way to globally
define defaults.  If I'm out there creating a GNUstep package (and I mostly
do for Slackware, I just need to get on it for 13.0) there's not way for me
to set a default, "preferred" theme--which is what the GUI toolkits above
allow you to do--there is just no way for me to do that.  I know it's been
brought up a few times in the past, and if I remember correctly it's because
of the way NSUserDefaults is setup, so (again, in my opinion) that's where
the problem lies.
From a packager point of you that is understandable. Maybe an init script wwhich sets defaults, a bit like windowmaker does?


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