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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 22:47:15 +0200
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On September 9, 2020 8:35:18 PM GMT+02:00, Tim Van den Langenbergh 
<tmt_vdl@gmx.com> wrote:
>Personal preference for a theme should have little if any impact on
>Emacs defaults, as (at least on my OpenSUSE KDE desktop) Emacs
>is a proper citizen and follows my global theme.
>The only thing that doesn't follow and which I like to use a custom
>theme for is the modeline.
Yes, I actually didn't mention the mode line before because with the profile 
solution that could be also solved... And we can create several alternatives.

>On Sunday, 6 September 2020 17:00:39 CEST Elias Mårtenson wrote:
>> On Sun, 6 Sep 2020 at 22:45, Alfred M. Szmidt <ams@gnu.org> wrote:
>> >    1) Improve the default theme: Maybe set a default dark theme to
>> >    emacs feel more modern. Experienced users usually already have a
>> >    theme, so they won't be affected. There is actually some
>> >    about downloades themes here:
>> >
>> > This would be an utterly disastrous change.  As an experienced
>user, I
>> > do not have a custom theme, and prefer to use the defaults of
>> >
>> Same for me, and I'm pretty sure we're not alone.
>> Also, while dark background is popular right now, it's not
>> better. Apart from the fact that there is actual science showing that
>> backgrounds are worse for one's eyes, I believe the current trend is
>> the pendulum is swinging back.
>> Recall that backgrounds used to be dark back in the terminal era.
>> monitors became better and white background was finally usable. Now,
>> who only ever have experienced white backgrounds wants to change
>things for
>> the sake of change, so that is now popular, even though it's actually
>> quantifiably worse.
>> This Wired article on the topic contains links to actual research on
>> https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dark-mode-chrome-android-ios-science
>> Regards,
>> Elias

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