Re: Theme patriation
- From: Allin Cottrell <cottrell wfu edu>
- To: Jacob Kroon <jacob kroon gmail com>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Theme patriation
- Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 08:51:08 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Jacob Kroon wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Rui Tiago Cação Matos
> <tiagomatos gmail com> wrote:
> > 2008/10/26 Thomas Thurman <tthurman gnome org>:
> >> 1. The window border theme parsing and displaying code should live in a
> >> library. (It already does, but its ABI is allegedly private, though in
> >> practice Compiz binds against it anyway. For this we will need to make
> >> it public.)
> >> 2. When an app creates a GtkWindow, GTK will draw the borders as
> >> appropriate by calling this library.
> > But why keep using metacity themes? GTK could handle the window frame
> > like every other widget using the main GTK theme. I fail to see the
> > usefulness of having 2 themes to style a window. If backwards
> > compatibility is required then maybe a GTK module with access to that
> > metacity library could be loaded into all apps.
> IMO decorating a window belongs in the WM, not all X applications use
> GTK as rendering toolkit...
And not all users of gnome use Metacity as WM.
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