Re: splash screen and session and theme

I was actually going to make 2.4 stuff use it as part of a "metatheme"
setting. The problem with making things themeable though, is all of
the clutter that comes with it. We're currently pretty much on the
border of having an optimal UI for users to configure themes, and
having too many things be themeable. Then again, the proper place for
splash screen themes is probably to be the session properties, where
other splash settings are made.

I haven't had time yet to actually grab gnome-session and look at this
though. I may be able to get to it in a couple weeks, who knows.

-- dobey

On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 10:38, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 10:29, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 11:46, James Henstridge wrote:
> > > Kang Jeong-Hee wrote:
> > > 
> > > >well, what do you have in mind for this issue?
> > > >I want to listen to you.
> > > >  
> > > >
> > > How about making the splash screen image part of the icon theme?  That 
> > > way you can use the icon theme lookup functions to find the file.  This 
> > > way the standard splash screen could be part of the "gnome" theme in 
> > > gnome-icon-theme, and it would be inherited by all the other gnome icon 
> > > themes automatically.  Also, icon themes could choose a splash image 
> > > that matched the program icons it displays along the bottom edge while 
> > > the session loads.
> > 
> > If you go down that path, why not make the default desktop background
> > part of the icon theme?
> > 
> > If you went down this path, you'd probably have to rename icon theme to
> > "Picture theme" or "Image theme" in all user visible areas (there is a
> > _long_ bug about the difference between these 2 and I can't remember
> > what the difference is).
> I have to agree here; the splash image should definitely remain
> separately themeable.  My icon theme has little to do with my splash
> screen (which I actually chose to match my GDM theme, since that seems
> more natural, to me at least).  Whether the splash screen needs be in
> the Metatheme configuration dialog... dunno.  Would be a bit cluttered.

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