Which styles to keep?

pinheiro nuno at oxygen-icons.org
Mon Aug 13 17:47:03 BST 2007

A Saturday 11 August 2007 20:50:16, Enrico Ros escreveu:
> There's an amount of highly subjective emotional stuff (styles,
> backgrounds, windecos, color schemes, themes, KDM themes) that will be in
> KDE 4.
> What's in for The Release clearly will state everything about our
> seriousness and our commitment towards breathtaking beauty and towards the
> User. We're not obliged to put lots of half-ported half-crashing
> (heart-breaking) stuff in 4.0, so why don't we choose a small set of great
> defaults? There is plenty of room in 4.1 (where the added stuff will be
> positively perceived as 'new').
> The Oxygen/Artwork team is driving a contest right now, to choose a Set of
> Backgrounds for 4.0. Maybe the same should be done for the other 4-5 items.
> So, Mosfet, before porting it may be good to know the final list of items
> for each category, because I agree with you that not everything is worth
> the 4.0. Lists may be added and discussed on the TechBase.. or maybe we can
> ask the artists?

Well, i will give my personal opinion that might be preceved as flamy but i 
hope not, just an personal kinda artistical opinion.
Apart from Plastic and maybe a bit .NET they all look like they came from 
another dacade and not the last one, this makes kde look bad IMO.
keramic does not look from another decade but from another world :P (funy as i 
actualy liked it for about 2 months)
btw what do you guys think about the current state of the oxygen theme, btw if 
any ones provides some magic so we can have perfect round corners on windows 
like this one  
it will have my eternal gratitude...
> On Saturday 11 August 2007 16:14:55 Mosfet wrote:
> > I've been going through the styles and looking at what needs porting
> > work.
> >
> > The old KWin styles are in much better shape than the old widget styles.
> > While I am not going to suggest what to keep and what should go, (I got
> > in trouble the last time I did that ;-), but I wonder if it is worth the
> > porting effort to do all of these.
> >
> > The old widget styles include:
> > highcolor
> > highcontrast
> > kthemestyle
> > light
> > riscos
> > web
> >
> > These appear to be mostly ported by the Qt3 script. If they are to stay
> > I'll port by hand but I personally don't think it's worth the effort for
> > most of these. They don't hold up compared to modern styles and
> > KThemeStyle at least is going to be obsoleted by the svg theme thingy.
> >
> > Like I said, the KWin styles seem to be in better shape so presents less
> > of a problem.
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