Re: Theme patriation

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.

Allin Cottrell

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