oxygen _gtk_ style and svn repository

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Sat Oct 2 16:26:21 BST 2010

On 10/01/2010 09:44 PM, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> would it be at all possible to set the default style in gtk+ based on the 
> desktop env? e.g. use this new oxygen by default when running a gtk+ app in 
> Plasma Desktop? (user settings would obviously override..)

gtk-qt-engine does that for many years by stuffing a .sh file in
$KDEHOME/env that sets GTK2_RC_FILES to point to a GTK2 theme
settings file that its KCM writes.

Many distributions currently use essentially the same approach
to make GTK+ apps use Craig Drummond's QtCurve theme in KDE
sessions, as that is the best and most robust visual KDE approxi-
mation available right now (QtCurve can be set to render various
widgets similar to Oxygen, and it makes GTK+ apps use KDE's icon
theme by way of mapping).

So yeah, we can do that.

Best regards,
Eike Hein

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