widget style cleanup

Frank Karlitschek karlitschek at kde.org
Mon Sep 13 11:40:11 BST 2004

On Monday 13 September 2004 06:46, Stephan Binner wrote:
> On Sunday 12 September 2004 20:02, Frans Englich wrote:
> > We can't switch styles for each minor release.
> KDE 3.3 and KDE 3.2 did not change anything, last change was with 3.1 (this
> will be over two years with the same style at date of KDE 3.4 release).
> > Chances are big we'll switch in KDE 4 again, anyway
> Tell me more. Don't change anything now because we /may/ change it in
> future?

If we agree that plastik is better and more usable. We should switch in 3.4.
I don't think we confuse our users if we switch to a clearly better default.

> In my opinion everything in KDE 3.4 should happen what is ready, planned
> for KDE 4 and doesn't change binary compatibility. Including application
> dropping (one picture viewer, one color editor, kiconedit, several of
> Utilities/) and replacements (like KSirc->Konversation, Noatun->amaroK,
> control center[?]).

If we have a better alternative for an apps. We should switch now.
I can see no point in delaying innovation till 4.0.
4.0 is only about binary compatibility.

I support:
Noatun->amaroK and
Noatun-> KMplayer

> "But the user is used to (some default)" compatibility arguments don't
> count.

Yes, a lot of distros are already using Plastik.  

> Bye,
>    Steve


Frank Karlitschek
karlitschek at kde.org

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