Re: Next Generation Themeing (was Re: Exciting GNOME?)

On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 17:57 +0000, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> Samuel Abels wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 00:32 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > 
> >><quote who="Seth Nickell">
> >>
> >>>In the bluecurve department, ClearLook
> >>>(, which I just found
> >>>through this thread, looks like a hands-down improvement.
> > 
> > 
> > Then I guess I am pretty alone when I don't feel that this is an
> > improvement?
> > 
> Its an improvement over bluecurve but not a quantum leap in themes. All 
> the Gnome themes I have seen lack sex appeal and reinforce the view that 
> its all very bland (which is okay for a corporate desktop but boring to 
> everyone else).
> I do hope we can look forward to being innovative themewise rather than 
> just playing catchup all the time. I would guess MS will probably enable 
> XAML to include shading and lighting objects via Avalon (maybe even 
> embedding shading lanuguages within XAML?) so I expect Longhorn to look 
> very very pretty and possibly photorealistic.
> It would be nice if we could beat MS here and be the first out of the 
> door with more photorealistic themes.

It would be nice if we could just get a default theme that doesn't
make users cringe, and worry about adding fancy stuff later as the
technology becomes available.  I would really hate to see us miss
yet another release because everybody was too busy discussing Star
Trek future stuff.


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