Which styles to keep?

Torsten Rahn torsten.rahn at credativ.de
Wed Aug 15 09:37:20 BST 2007

On Wednesday 15 August 2007 03:56:26 Maksim Orlovich wrote:
> That's not the issue. The image of KDE is what you Oxygen guys make.

No, that is the issue exactly. If we shipped all the old styles it would be 
like giving away a box of chocolates that has passed its best before date 
ages ago. Now what some people suggest is that we do that exactly and just 
exchange a single piece of it with a fresh piece and dub the whole thing "KDE 
4". No sane chocolate company would do this.

> The alternative styles shipped are exactly for those who want an
> alternative. IMHO, we should ship a -diverse- set of high-quality styles.

Well, except for the new default style, Plastik and Keramik the remaining 
styles might be high-quality in terms of source code and they might have been 
visually high-quality at the time they were created. But these days they do 
not match today's standards of interface design and they certainly don't 
match todays trends.

> Though, at any rate, it's likely only Plastik + Oxygen will be ready for
> 4.0; may be Keramik if my time management improves (the backend is all
> done, but it  needs frontend binding).

Thank God! :-)


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