Re: Harmony + GNOME (Was: Re: C++)

On Thu, 23 Apr 1998, Joel Dillon wrote:

> > that's the problem ... I bet a lot of people who write theme will only
> > do a gtk theme as that's the main reason to the theme ... doing a harmony
> > theme port will be secondray .. so I'd guess unless there is a LOT
> > of harmony apps there is gonna be less themes so a particular theme
> > will only work on gnome/gtk apps
>   Well, firstly we may be able to find a way to use gtk themes through a
> Harmony 'adapter' theme. Secondly, how many themes are there likely to be?
> Not a huge number. I'd say you'd probably get the following:
> 	Windows
> 	Mac
> 	Nextstep
> 	Motif 1.2
> 	Motif 2.0
> 	Pixmap-based
I wouldn't say so :) Raster can be quite productive in this department.
>   We can write Harmony to understand whatever config files are used by the
> pixmap-based theme, so it's just a matter of duplicating the others
> (which as a stopgap could be temporarily emulated with pixmap themes in
How do you emulate Gradient effects with a pixmap, that depend upon the
size of the button? (Just look at the old screenshot of raster at redhat.)
> any case). Duplicating a theme someone else has already written isn't
> heavy work; it could be done within a week for the basic set of widgets I
> should think.
Again the question: Why not use GTK as the basic drawing engine?
I know it's probably more complicated than to do the lowlevel stuff
yourself, but you get full GNOME compliance whatever GNOME will turn up
with for free.


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