Re: SVG themes in GNOME2.4

On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 19:24, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 17:37, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:
> > On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 17:20, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 16:08, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:
> > > > Well jdub already offered Grand Canyon for butchering, and since my
> > > > original ditching suggestions turned out less than popular I think that
> > > > we could loose both Grand Canyon and Smokey blue instead and through
> > > > that also kill of two of the three problematic themes in that
> > > > bug-report.
> > > > 
> > > > If no-one obejcts to this I will start doing the needed work next week,
> > > > including mailing about licensing of themes. The re-licensing of the Sun
> > > > themes and the Mist/Ximian themes I assume Calum and Dave handle
> > > > themselves :)
> > > 
> > > I'm not sure that moving the SVG themes into gnome-themes is a good
> > > idea. I've tried them now, and I don't think they are at the same
> > > standard as the other themes in that module.
> > Thanks to your incredibly detailed feedback I will get right onto fixing
> > the issues...
> Sorry.
> The extra themes go for dramatically changing the colour of widgets when
> the mouse moves over them. This means when you move your mouse about the
> screen it erupts in a psychodelic frenzy.
I guess I could tone down the colours on some of the themes, on the other hand
I kind of like the clear marking of where the focus is.

> The Nuvola window border theme has got very cryptic window border
> buttons; it's like the 1.x sawfish themes where the only way to work out
> what was going to happen was to try it first.
I disagree on this point. The window border is a little different from the norm
true, but the max/min graphics do symbolize larger/smaller well in my
view. As a sidenote I noticed that Eguenia's new Metacity theme uses
similar symbolics for minimize/maximize.

> The Nuvola icon theme is incomplete and doesn't fit with the gnome icons
> that it falls back to.
Yes, but this is a problem with any icon theme except the very few with
almost 100% coverage. I will however go over the themes to check if I
can cover some holes by making symlinks or similar. David Vignoni is
also working hard on creating more icons for Nuvolla so expect many more
icons to get added over the next weeks and months.

> The "Home" icon in all the themes is big so it causes the "Home" icon on
> the desktop to overlap with other icons, even if it's reasonably spaced
> under the "Gnome" icon theme.
Ok, I try to reduce the size of the home icons, altough I think they are
using standard 48x48 size.

> The Lush icon theme is complete in itself, but is totally different to
> the Galaxy GTK theme that the metatheme bundles it with.
Yes, I am working on replacing both the MCity and GTK theme used with Lush.

> Bluesphere, although it doesn't come with a metatheme, is really clunky
> and ugly.
Well neither Lush, BlueSphere or Galaxy was actually under discussion here, just 
Nuvola and Gorilla.

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <Uraeus linuxrising org>

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