A look at GNOME 2.14, comparison to KDE

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Thu Feb 23 15:18:46 GMT 2006

On Thursday 23 February 2006 03:23, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 February 2006 20:57, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 February 2006 02:05, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> > > It would be nice if applications were tested with a variety of styles.
> > > Maybe a test with the default style and a weird (but useful) style like
> > > "HighContrast" would be a useful routine.
> >
> > the challenge is that it's really not possible to make everything look
> > good in every style.
> My point is not really about "good look"; it's quite hard to say
> HighContrast looks good, that's not its aim, and even if it may be
> improved, look is not the point of this style at all.

understood; if a layout "works" in our default set of styles, it may look 
completely odd in another style depending on how that style is written. it 
happens, and the styles with lines on splitters are a good example of this 

> Anyway, there are widgets that do their own rendering for their bevel,
> which makes styles a bit less useful. For example, the color selectors use
> hard coded bevels (I have a patch about that, I think I sent it to this
> list fore review some time ago), 

oh? do you still have it? if so, i'd be happy to review it...

> metrics and colors are often hard coded. I 
> think these things should be handled by the style as much as possible;
> there may be exceptions, but if the style could handle most of these
> issues, I think it should.


> By the way, can you point to a draft of these HIG guidelines I can have a
> look at?

they are hosted at openusability.org right now...

> And I'd like to know which of the currently shipped styles would qualify
> for "HIG" compliant, and which do not, and why.

they haven't gotten to styles yes, AFAIK.

Aaron J. Seigo
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