Release Mode

Martin Koller m.koller at
Sat Nov 17 13:13:03 GMT 2007

On Saturday 17 November 2007, Robert Knight wrote:
> > there are other show stoppers in the oxygen
> > style such as incompleteness in rendering of menus and tabs.
> The colour scheme as well.  It depends on the monitor, but on some the
> controls are almost invisible.

I don't know what the oxygen developers say about the current status of the 
style, and I don't know how much of the current status is "by design" or 
simply not finished yet, but for me (running KDE4 inside Xephyr without 
compositing) currently the default style makes me feel like back in the 70's 
having only a black/white monitor. Everything is grey in grey. I can not see 
where a widget ends and another one starts (e.g. a splitter, a scrollbar).
Try to run korganizer (attached screeny).
Do you quickly see that there are 2 splitters available ? (ok, other styles 
show a splitter also not much better, but they at least show a different 
color when hovering over it and adpat the pattern lenght according to the 
splitter length, which oxygen does not)

Maybe the people from oxygen can give a current status and what they think can 
be done up to the release ?
If the current status would be what is finally delivered in 4.0, I doubt that 
the KDE4 desktop will make anyone say "Wow!"

Best regards/Schöne Grüße

Martin    ()  ascii ribbon campaign - against html mail 
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