Re: [gtk-list] Re: Pixmaps in gtk

On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Michael K. Johnson wrote:

> Joel Dillon writes:
> >Perhaps it would be a nice idea to write the GTK to
> >use pixmaps, or at least allow the option of using them?
> I'm sorry, but I haven't the foggiest idea what you mean by saying that
> GTK doesn't allow the option of using pixmaps?  I use them in the GTK
> program I'm working on now to good effect.

  What I'm getting at here is that while you can have a specific button
us a pixmap in an app, you van't have all radiobuttons, say, use your
user-defined pixmap (preferably specified in something like a .Xdefaults
file )
> Making GTK *depend* on pixmaps would be stupid.  GTK is small and fast
> and should stay that way.  (Thanks, Peter, et. al.)

  Agreed. There are times when you don;t want them (like X over a
network). But what I'm getting at is that people (i.e. end users) should
be able to switch the look-and-feel of all GTK apps to some different
set of pixmaps should they so wish. The reason for this is that the
default GTK look is quite'd be more attractive to have a
nicer, pixmap intertface for people running X on a local machine with a
decent video card (lots of people these days). The better the user
interface can look, the more we can attract people to use apps
using it and develop for it. It would also make it easier to integrate
gtk seamlessly with different managers by having it switchable between,
say, Openstep-look for Afterstep, Motif-look for mwm/kde, or anything

> michaelkjohnson
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