situation with window decorations

Nuno Pinheiro nuno at
Fri Aug 28 09:40:33 BST 2009

A Quinta, 27 de Agosto de 2009 16:34:56 Frank Karlitschek vocĂȘ escreveu:
> Hi,
> recently the window decoration Nitrogen was imported into kdebase
> which I like a lot by the way because I can configure it nicely.
> So currently we have:
> - Oxygen - the original window decoration
> - Ozone - the same as Oxygen with more configuration options
> - Nitrogen - the same as Ozone with even more configuration options.

OK it seams I start to understand what is going on, so for some reason, 
nitrogen developer got mixed info from we (kde), in one end we (oxygen) asked 
him to port nitrogen main options into oxygen he said it would be a good idea, 
(we kinda need developers, so it was a win win situation). On the other end 
Lucas talked to him an told him to commit nitrogen and work directly on it, 
and so he did....    

> All the decorations look the same and only differ in configuration
> options.
> I understand the reasons and why some developers forked the stuff from
> others and decided to work on a decoration independently.
> But from a user point of is is silly and out of control.
> We need one decoration with all the important configuration options
> and not 3 who are basically the same.
> So what are the options?
> 1.) Backport all the new stuff from Nitrogen to Oxygen and remove
> Ozone and Nitrogen from kdebase
> 2.) Remove Oxygen and Ozone and rename Nitrogen to Oxygen.
> 3.) Remove Oxygen and Ozone and keep the name Nitrogen.
> 4.) someting else
> What do you think?
> Cheers
> Frank
> --
> Frank Karlitschek
> karlitschek at

Oxygen coordinator  

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