Which styles to keep?

Hasso Tepper hasso at kde.org
Thu Aug 16 15:12:03 BST 2007

Lubos Lunak wrote:
>  Ok, and roughly how much paint would artists feel looking at something like 
> http://ktown.kde.org/~seli/download/desktop.png ? Warning for the weak of the 
> heart: KDE2 "default" window decoration, highcolor/B3 style and highcolor 
> icon theme, it's been that way since KDE2.0. Keramik was too big and heavy on 
> the eyes with the flashy gradients, Plastik's controls were not distinct 
> enough with the thin outlines and Crystal was way too colorful. But, most of 
> all, I've been simply used to that and I'm an engineer, not an artist, so I 
> don't automatically consider old == outdated. It works for me and doesn't get 
> in the way.
> > In my opinion except for the accessibility and maybe plastik style all of
> > the previous styles should get removed and we should have a new fresh start
> > with hopefully a lot of new modern looking styles that match the artwork
> > quality of the rest of the KDE4 artwork.
> > Don't get me wrong: I'm not opposed to diversity but the quality of the
> > choice among options should at least match todays standards.
>  Sorry, but that's taking it too far. You're basically suggesting to drop all 
> styles used by now, and just because they're not "modern" (which, as far as I 
> can tell, probably means "flashy" - I can't imagine using Oxygen style for a 
> whole day without suffering in the end, but maybe that's just my eyes being 
> too sensitive). Ok, you want to impress people, fine with me, I can see there 
> are enough people who want this, but I don't need impressing, I need to get 
> work done.

Full ack. If I look around here at work I see about 10 KDE desktop users
and even more Konqueror/KMail/something_else users. None of them uses any
"modern" style - light v3 (that's what I'm using) and v2 are dominating,
B3 is also in use. All of us would even hate if we would be forced to use
something else - most of us are using our favourite styles for years. But
all this stuff people call "modern" ... well ... None of us is using even
transparency, shadows or smth like that.

Just my 2c

Hasso Tepper

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