Re: GEP-2 Theme Sets (aka Metathemer)

On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 07:41, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 03:04, Luis Villa wrote:
> > 
> > It doesn't necessarily need to be visible at the UI level, but unless
> > you plan on porting mozilla and OOo to gtk, any mechanism that fails to
> > provide some infrastructure for these (and future broken but important
> > apps) is a mechanism that fails to meet the needs of real users and will
> > just add more complexity for them.
> > 
> > Luis
> Luis my concern is of course only the visible ui. Making things
> technically possible is a good idea
> I just don't want a ui that mentions change your mozilla theme, change
> your oo.o theme etc.

I'm not sure how the UI would work, but there has to be some solution,
even if it's just 'and change the themes for app X to the theme for app
X with the same name'. [In other words, 'if OOo has a BlueCurve theme,
use it, otherwise, use defaults.'] At _least_ that level of
functionality should be possible.

>  However I think it's worth noting that if moz gtk2 
> supports native gtk widgets under gnome2, than we should probably not
> encourage the use of moz themes at all. 

(1) Galeon is the solution here ;)
(2) Mozilla's idea of native widgets is... pathetic at best, and still
involves a lot of 'doesn't look at all like gtk' stuff.
(3) By continuing to focus on mozilla, you're completely missing the
point- OOo is arguably just as important as mozilla, and Future
Application Y that you're ignoring might be even more important than
both of them. [Say, WINE?] What mozilla will or won't do is completely
irrelevant to the question.


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