widget style cleanup

Torsten Rahn torsten.rahn at credativ.de
Mon Sep 13 11:05:49 BST 2004

Am Sonntag, 12. September 2004 20:02 schrieb Frans Englich:

> Right, I think Lauri knows the details about that. Even if there is no
> technical problems with this, it's still the usability aspect of
> consistency which applies: We can't switch styles for each minor release.
> Chances are big we'll switch in KDE 4 again, anyway(consider the long time
> until KDE 4 is actually released).

While I share your opinion that we shouldn't change the styles all the time 
we've got to be pragmatic here.

Originally we wanted to have a new style for KDE 3.0 as well. But Keramik 
(which was the most advanced style back then) was far from finished. So we 
had to delay its introduction to KDE 3.1.
This time it's the other way around: The style is already very well tested. 
Some distributions already use it as their default and it's highly popular 
among users. Apart from some tuning it seems to be ready to be shipped and in 
terms of popularity it seems to be the right moment to do so. 
The TODO list for KDE 4.0 is currently so huge that it's a good idea to put 
everything that doesn't really break binary compatibility and that is ready 
for shipping into KDE 3.4. That's why we decided that the CIG-compliant Look 
and Feel should already be part of KDE 3.4. Think of KDE 3.4 as a kind of 
preview release to KDE 4 and you got the idea why it was introduced :-)


> Cheers,
> 		Frans

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