Opposition to removing old KWin themes?

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 21:12:16 BST 2010

On Thursday 22 July 2010, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2010-07-22, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> > A Dijous, 22 de juliol de 2010, Hugo Pereira Da Costa va escriure:
> >> On Thursday 22 July 2010 08:52:57 Markus Slopianka wrote:
> >> > Hi.
> >> > I'd like to remove some old KWin themes from the default SC 4.6
> >> > install, eg. B II, Redmond, etc.
> >> > 
> >> > Their source files have in most cases not been touched since years
> >> > (Scripty goind through .desktop files doesn't count).
> >> > Is there any opposition to it?
> >> 
> >> On the similar note, I'd also remove some of the old Widget themes (CDE,
> >> Motif, Window 9x)
> > 
> > If there is no reason other than "the code works so noone touched it", I
> > oppose, I don't think they add too much clutter and i'm sure someone is
> > using them.
> Especially for network forwarding of things. It is cheaper network wise
> to tranport the big ugly gray buttons of the old themes than transport
> the beautiful gradients of oxygen.

there could be either a flat mode in oxygen (already is, can be configured)
or -one- of the old ones can be left in place.
but right now, the -real- motivation is simply this:
shipping something that looks outdated like that gives a really bad image of 
I'm sure somebody uses it, but just ask ourselves what steps are necessary to 
give it an as stainless as possible idea of elegance...

Marco Martin

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