situation with window decorations

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Thu Aug 27 22:52:09 BST 2009

Nuno Pinheiro wrote:
> A Quinta, 27 de Agosto de 2009 21:43:42 Matthew Woehlke vocĂȘ escreveu:
>> Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
>>> let's leave ultimatums out of it until we have an actual impasse.
>> From past experience, I can tell you that won't take long. Various
>> people have been trying to get Oxygen to accept just the non-blended
>> title bars since before 4.0...
> and  in the end you guys won ozone was default and you can paint the windeco 
> in a different color from the window itself, i have explain this over and over 
> again its fundamentally wrong as the basic design of oxygen goes, its a fine 
> option but its not oxygen.
> if you remember correctly you will remember that there was never an unanimous  
> opinion about it several people took one side and others took another. there 
> are bugs in bowth directions. In the end the kwin maintainer decided. 
> I find it extremely unfair to say that we don't accept input its a lie and you 
> know it Matthew Woehlke,

I didn't; I said that the historical situation has been that Ozone and 
Oxygen have had irreconcilable differences. If that's changed, I will 
happily stand corrected.

My viewpoint is simply that getting down to only one style seems 
unlikely unless Oxygen accepts the "don't blend titlebar color with 
window contents" option...

> the only thing I wont accept is the current implementation of the
> "color my windeco"

...which right here, you say again that you oppose. And that was my 
point. Though in fairness, it's for you and Lubos to fight over. 

> as oxygen the stripes and the active glow are tries to tackle that
> issue.

...I find the colored edges an acceptable solution. Prior to the sizing 
bug I'd even switched back to Oxygen... that sizing bug *must* be fixed.

With that fixed, /I/ am okay with merging everything back down to one 
decoration, but Lubos has historically felt very strongly about the 
"color my windeco" (as you put it) option.

Personally I think the best solution would be to include that, but have 
it off by default.

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