Re: Plans for 1.3/1.4

Todd Dukes wrote:

> Owen Taylor wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I wanted to get things rolling with planning for the
> > 1.3 development series of GTK+ and 1.4.
> >
> > The hope is that the only source-incompatible
> > changes that get made at all for 1.4 would be related to
> > 1) and 2). In general we want to strive for a high
> > degree of backwards compatibility in 1.4.
> >
> > It would be nice to have detailed written propsals for
> > the planned changes written up in the next couple
> > of weeks. I'm going to try to do this for 1) and 2)
> > over the next week while I'm at LinuxWorld. (I expect
> > to have the opportunity to discuss things with the
> > some of the other developers at that conference).
> >
> > If you have other plans for significant or even
> > non-significant changes you want to make for
> > GTK+-1.4, this would be a very good time to speak
> > up. (Wishlists from people who don't intend to write
> > code will mostly, though not completely, ignored)
> >
> > Regards,
> >                                         Owen
> >

I'm new to the list, but I was thinking about writing a
mechanism to select fonts for users and for themes.
It would work something like this:

    There are three gtk font types:
        o system - for things like titlebars, panels
        o application - for things like labels, buttons
        o text - for displaying text the user types

    The fonts can set in an rc file.  Ideally, if the
    user specifies a font, any gtk apps use this font
    unless they feel the need to override it.  If the user
    didn't set the fonts, they fallback to the theme, otherwise
    they fallback to the defaults.

I believe gnome could really benefit from this, and it would be
easy on us folks who have bleary eyes by the end of the week.
I've researched how this could be done and if no one else is
working on it, I'd like to try it, it seems simple enough.


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