Re: GEP-2 Theme Sets (aka Metathemer)

On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 23:52, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 12:01, Calum Benson wrote:
> > So, I presume the process now [1] is that everyone gives it the quick
> > once over to make sure we haven't missed any functional requirements
> > altogether, and then we vote to decide which of the documented
> > requirements we actually agree on.  And then we turn it into a UI design
> > that will be a panacea for all GNOME's problems forever and always...
> > 
> Item 5 of the section 2.1.1 General requirements states:
> "Set of themable properties should be extensible. This includes, either
> directly or via an extension mechanism, the ability to theme properties
> that are not stored in gconf, for instance, for better Mozilla
> integration."
> My personal opinion is that we should not support mozilla/open
> office/(name your favorite broken app) themes directly beyond using the
> Xsettings mechanism for setting colors at least in the user visible ui
> (ie the theme configurator). This will lead to a messy confusing ui.

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.


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