Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Suggestions

>>>>> "CD" == Christophe Dehais  writes:

CD> What could be possible is to ship a Gtk rc style file with
CD> Rhythmbox, so that it has its special look that doesn't affect the
CD> rest of the desktop. Maybe shipping a custom gtk theme engine
CD> would even be possible. But indeed all this would break the
CD> desktop-neutrality rule (beside being a lot of work and maybe a
CD> bug attractor).

CD> By the way, is that written in the stone ? I'm starting to think
CD> that RB would benefit from custom widgets with more eye-candy
CD> (e.g. an enhanced album art widget, a more powerful slider for the
CD> current play position, a custom panel for docking various UI
CD> elements...). Some can be made of standard widgets (maybe styled
CD> by a rc file).

New features which involve new widgets which could be called
"eye-candy" are different in my opinion than "skins".  Skins by
definition would override the current GNOME theme (e.g. fonts/control
style/window decorations).  New features such as album art
browser/chooser would provide more functionality but should always
blend in (more or less) and use the current theme (font/widget
style/window style).

So, I imagine that the RB developers (of which I'm not) would be fine
with "eye-candy" (defined above) would be fine, but "skins" (a la
xmms), probably not.


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