KSplash/ML donation?

Ralf Nolden nolden at kde.org
Sat Mar 8 08:25:13 GMT 2003

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On Samstag, 8. März 2003 03:59, Brian Ledbetter wrote:
> > I highly agree on this part since there are some small but nagging areas
> > in the KSplash/ML code-base that are in a great need of fixing. For one:
> > the fact that NONE of the changes that you do using the customization
> > dialog are saved when you press apply. Don't get me wrong, I LIKE
> > KSplash/ML much more than KSplash, it just needs some code
> > clean-ups/fixes to be 100%.
> Excellent point, Gary and Allan.  This is exactly the kind of thing I have
> not had the time or energy at the end of the day to get in and implement,
> which is why I hope the project can find a new home here.  If anyone needs
> pointers on the APIs I have implemented to support splash screen themeing,
> or if any of the code doesn't make sense, I am certainly available to
> explain myself..  :)
> In response to the "unified themeing API/codebase" thread, I would
> definitely be supportive of some unified API which took into account both
> login (KDM), splash (ksplash or /ml), and screensaver password dialog
> interfaces, along with any additional integrations (kicker? 
> kpersonalizer?) which would need to happen to make life easier on the end
> user.  I'd be interested in seeing what kind of ideas come out of it, and
> would love to participate in any way my limited time could offer...

The only issue that's on my list is that you need to make sure that the 
default themes you offer shouldn't run us into legal trouble with any 
companies (I think the windows xp one possibly could but I'm not sure on the 
details). Otherwise I'm fine with replacing ksplash with ksplashml (well, 
just change ksplash and make it ksplashml witout renaming too much stuff in 
CVS) and then go ahead.


> Regards,
> --
> Brian Ledbetter <brian at shadowcom.net>
> http://www.shadowcom.net/brian/

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