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Re: Color themes
Re: Color themes
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:49:00 -0800
Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
> Many of you are probably aware of a package called color-theme.el,
> currently maintained by Xavier Maillard. This package provides a
> relatively easy way to choose from a list of pre-selected "color
> themes" for font-lock keywords. I think this kind of functionality
> would be good. For new users who dislike the default color palette,
> there's currently no easy way to choose a different palette.
> Ideally, there should be a submenu in the menu-bar, under Options, to
> select a color theme (or whatever we end up calling it).
> However, I'm ambivalent about how color-theme.el is written. From a
> perfunctory inspection of the code, it looks like it sets up some
> infrastructure for defining color-themes that I'm not sure is a good
> fit for Emacs. In particular, it might be cleaner to define color
> themes using Custom Themes, which were implemented in Emacs 22 and
> meshes with the Customize facility. I might be wrong, however, so
> comments are welcome.
> At this early stage, I haven't looked into the copyright assignment
> issue for color-theme.el. Assuming papers aren't a problem, I'm
> thinking we could absorb part of the color-theme project, i.e. the
> color settings that they've collected, and rewrite the theme-choosing
> infrastructure based on Custom Themes.
> Any thoughts?
One main problem with color-theme.el is that it smashes the face
With multi-tty and the default face definitions you can do things like:
emacs -f server-start
rxvt -fg white -bg black
and in rxvt do emacsclient -t
then start another rxvt with a different fg/bg:
rxvt -fg black -bg white
and in there do emacsclient -t
[rxvt not xterm with emacs knows how to find out the default fg/bg color].
All the emacs/eamcsclient frames in the example above will get the
correct face definitions for the type of display they run on.
That does not work anymore if one uses color-theme.el (and quite likely
Just my 2 cents.