Opposition to removing old KWin themes?

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 11:12:40 BST 2010

On Saturday 24 July 2010 11:14:57 nuno pinheiro wrote:
> On Friday 23 July 2010 23:02:25 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > A Divendres, 23 de juliol de 2010, Leo Savernik va escriure:
> > > Am Donnerstag, 22. Juli 2010 22:12 schrieb Marco Martin:
> > > > 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 shipping something that looks outdated like that gives a really bad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 kde.
> > > 
> > > You sound as if KDE were shipped with Redmond theme turned on by default.
> > > Enabling the user to configure his system butt ugly but blazingly fast
> > > does not contradict elegance in any way.
> OOO but it does IMO. wen you present such an uncohesive list of ugly options 
> that says alot about your overall elegance.
> I hate to sound like my wife wen I leave home poorly dressed, but the way we 
> present ourself as a huge impact in this fast consuming low attention span 
> world, the impact is of the worst kind and stands as a huge first entry level 
> barrier that translate in something like this to "Joe facebook"  user "this 
> guys are clueless and I don't want to be like them" i might also note that we 
> have loads of such problems across KDE and this is not the worst case, but if 
> we truly want a elegant polished desktop we need to start doing that, 
> providing an overall polished experience were no detail is left to chance.

For what it's worth, I'm with Nuno here. Something like having a window being too small on startup might not be an issue for anyone on this list - but it is to quite a few users, and does give a bad impression. Such polish matters probably more than having ECMA scripting in apps, no matter how cool - that's a for-1%-users-feature after all...
> cheers 

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