amaroK 'Fast Forward' 1.4-beta3 Released!

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Apr 10 22:27:55 BST 2006

On Monday 10 April 2006 03:00, Mark Kretschmann wrote:
>     * amaroK now has a custom icon theme, and an option to switch back to
> the system icons, if preferred (in the General settings section). 

*sigh* extremely disappointing. i understand the desire for consistency within 
amarok, but the default setting here is wrong. in your quest to make a good 
application, you're forgetting that it's one part of a larger whole. 
optimizing for non-defaults and saying "screw that" to standard desktop 
infrastructure such as icon handling is really poor form.

not to mention the config item is in the "wrong" place in the configuration 
dialog (e.g. not in "appearance") and the installation of the icons seems to 
be broken in svn so all i get is a bunch of generic icons instead of the new 
icons. =/

the config dialog notes that it needs a restart .... if you either used a 
KToolBar instead of putting QToolButtons into an HBox or did:


in AmarokConfigDialog::updateSettings()

and then listened for the iconChanged signal from kapp and reloaded the icons 
in the toolbuttons, you'd be all good. in fact, as it stands, if someone 
changes the icon theme on the desktop i'll bet the icons don't change in 
amarok until a restart happens either. would be nice to fix problems like 
that before adding yet more layers of amarok cuteness on top of what 
exists? ;)

other than that, a rather nice release.

Aaron J. Seigo
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