Re: gnome-games themes, screenshots

On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 00:27 -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> > I want to get some discussion going about what themes and settings to
> > use in screenshots for gnome-games documentation.  Along with themes,
> > most of the games allow you to toggle the toolbar.  Should the toolbar
> > be enabled for screenshots?  Also, many of the games allow you to set
> > the background color, so that should be decided as well.
> >
> > In general, there's always at least one good reason to stick to whatever
> > the default setting is.  But sometimes the default setting doesn't make
> > for good screenshots, or has color problems.  In some cases it might
> > just be a good idea to change the default anyway.
We should stick with defaults. The person reading the help file is
probably not familiar with the game and will only have seen it in it's
default guise. Showing something different will not be helpful, they
will either be confused or think they have an old version of the manual.
If they don't look pretty then we should be changing the default, not
changing just the screenshots.

> > Here's the rundown and my opinion:
By the way, you don't seem to be using the latest gnome-games. I'll
explain as I go along.
> > AisleRiot: The default theme is fine, with the yellowish backs of cards.
The themes will change before the final release of 2.8, once I get an
SVG card-set sorted out.

> > Blackjack: I don't see why all the AisleRiot themes aren't available
> > here, but bonded seems the same as AisleRiot's default, so it's fine.
You probably caught a version of blackjack where it was using the old
card engine and aisleriot was using the new one. They both use the new
one now.
> > Five or More: Definitely shapes.  Shapes rocks.  I think it should be
> > the default.
But the parallelogram is an horrendous green ! I should know, I chose
> > Mahjongg: With the awesome scaling stuff, default feels pixelated and
> > ugly now.  I'm pretty fond of smooth.
The default is now an updated version of post-modern.

> > Gnibbles: Worm colors?
I'm sorry, what are you suggesting ?

> > Same GNOME: Marbles, planets, stones all look nice.  Are there any plans
> > to make this one scalable?  Planets grayscales best.
There are plans to make everything scalable. Somethings just take more
time than others :).

 - Callum

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