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Re: solarized

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: solarized
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:53:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com> writes:

> Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:
>> What I meant was having solarised as one of the options in the themes
>> included by default as opposed to making it the default theme. I am one of
>> those who almost always will need to tweak any theme because of specific
>> vision issues I have. Starting with a good base theme and tweaking from
>> there is a lot easier than having to start with a theme which is less
>> suitable.  Emacs current comes with 14 'default' themes - I was just
>> suggesting adding a version of solarized-light and solarised-dark to that
>> list.
> I don't imagine that anyone would be against that.  Why would they?
> But we would need the help of the theme author to ensure that copyright
> assignments are in order before it could be included in vanilla.  Maybe
> someone interested in that could help look into it.
>> In the long-term, I think an API and theme generator which makes it easier
>> to create consistent or customize existing themes is the real solution.
>> Emacs already has the most flexible infrastructure for creating themes, but
>> working at the low level. setting each face individually, is slow and
>> difficult, requiring lots of trial and error to get right. A good theme
>> generator could make this easier, continuing Emacs' customizable and
>> extensible forte.
> I agree, FWIW.  It would be useful if someone could propose a patch or
> start working on it in a feature branch, I think.
You mean Batsov's? He is author of the Emacs Prelude, a starter kit, so
I guess he will not mind. If he is not lurking on this list himeself I
can send him a mail and ask.

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