Opposition to removing old KWin themes?

Maksim Orlovich mo85 at cornell.edu
Fri Jul 23 00:29:05 BST 2010

I should note that kcmstyle can already hide 'unwanted' styles via
their .themerc.

On 7/22/10, Aaron Peterson <myusualnickname at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use   redmond and windows9x and It's actually a reason why I started
> using KDE back in the day.  --configurability KDE had more options..
> default behavior was almost unusable, single clicks caused erroneous
> openings of files, but a quick look thru settings let me put
> everything sane, and I fell in love with open source because people
> had power to change stuff.
> Default KDE settings are very pretty, but note I think windows 7, xp
> and vista, are too ugly and waste screen space, so I also turn them to
> classic windows style.
> Are there inefficiencies with the redmond9x theme? because my system
> feels a lot faster when I use it. and loosing configuration options
> would drive users away.
> Also, I don't get what the problem is that you are trying to solve...
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Martin Sandsmark
> <sandsmark at samfundet.no> wrote:
>> On Thursday 22 July 2010 21:36:49 Nuno Pinheiro wrote:
>>> and one style out of all of those should e enough right ? we could even
>>> touch it a bit and call it good old days or something
>> Well, a retro-style could be neat, but for just for "simple" themes, I was
>> thinking more just for example dropping borders and using contrasting
>> background colors instead. Or at least solid single-pixel, single-color
>> borders.
>> (I would now have shown som great examples from the monthly ArchLinux
>> screenshot thread, but it seems like everyone with good taste there has
>> switched to KDE. :-P)
>>> but we don't need all of them do we, they carry a message of stuck in
>>> time
>>> and given the few themes we have having so many bad looking ones give a
>>> overall bad message IMO.
>> I agree. And while maybe blacklisting themes is a bit ugly, I don't see
>> any
>> other viable solutions (other than having .desktop files with all the
>> styles, maybe?).
>> --
>> Martin Sandsmark

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