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Mosfet dan.duley at verizon.net
Sat Mar 8 17:34:37 GMT 2003

Actually, giving it a little further thought, forget it. It was probably a 
mistake for me to try to do anything to improve KDE's usability in 
coordination with you guys in the first place. That never works. If I decide 
to follow through with this project I'll fork, do it on my own, and compete 
with you. I don't need the attitude from core developers.

As for the other comments: First of all I never said I was going to do a theme 
manager before. A long time ago I was working on a theme designer - a drag 
and drop utility for making pixmap themes. I dropped this because pixmap 
theme suck, as evidenced by hardly anyone using them anymore, and I was 
moving more toward C++ styles. I was going to do a new theme manager to help 
KDE usabilty and this was quite a different project.

Second of all, don't spread FUD about Liquid's legal status. It has been out 
for quite a long time now, the artwork is all original, the style does not 
operate like any other operating system's, it has been ported to many 
different user interfaces including PDAs, and has had several hundred 
thousand downloads. If you want to talk about mimicking other people's user 
interfaces I can point you to several other included KDE/Qt styles that do it 
much more blantantly than I ever did. Apple's problem was with people 
directly ripping off their icons and other system artwork, such as the old 
MacOS themes. Liquid never did this, it was created with original artwork, 
and has had no legal issues. I never even used MacOSX.

On Saturday 08 March 2003 2:21 am, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> On Freitag, 7. März 2003 20:43, Fredrik Höglund wrote:
> > On Friday 07 March 2003 12:14, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> > > Any volunteers ? I'm sure Carsten and I are more than willing to tell
> > > you where to add what to get the infrastructure in place (dcop
> > > functions) and we'll adapt kpersonalizer first to match those
> > > interfaces along the way while other people can rewrite the theme
> > > manager to handle eveything.
> >
> > I know that Mosfet is considering writing a new theme manager from
> > scratch, so I took the liberty of forwarding your email to him.
> >
> > He asked me to relay the message that other interested parties can
> > contact him directly if they want to work on this.
> Hi Mosfet et alii,
> didn't receive anything yet - did that go under somewhere ? Mosfet, I
> remember that you were working on a thememanager ever since, but one thing
> that noone ever saw was some working code and design guidelines :-)  I
> wouldn't have a problem if you'd pick up your work at KDE again and take
> this thing into your hands with the promise that we don't possibly run into
> legal issues with mimicing user interfaces and that we aren't forced to
> decide about adding untested code too shortly before a release :-)
> Ralf
> > Regards,
> > Fredrik

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