KDE Themes - Installation - Too complex.

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at chch.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 11 08:46:51 GMT 2006

Scott wrote:

> Agreed?
> Then please vote for this bug.
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119208
> Thanks. :-)

Since the maintainer closed the bug as WONTFIX, your best bet is to take a
different tack. Two things suggest themselves to me (apart from writing the
code yourself, of course):

1. KDE 3.5 is feature frozen, so any proposed feature would have to wait
till KDE 4. Therefore, you could start investigation and discussion into
how theme installation could be done in KDE 4: Look at the technical issues
with themes, how they're dealt with by other OS's/DE's (MacOS, Gnome, etc)
and suggest some ways to do the same in KDE 4. This would be an appropriate
discussion for the kde-devel mailing list. Bear in mind that it's too early
to be writing code for KDE 4, but planning structure and so on is something
that can be done now.

2. Improve the documentation on kde-look. I haven't looked into it myself,
but I imagine there's a lot that could be done on this front. Lots of
people turn up in #kde on IRC not knowing how to install the theme they
just downloaded from there. While I mention it, there's also some
uncertainty among users about the difference between themes, styles,
windecos, etc etc. I guess you should talk to the kde-look admins if you
want to take this approach.

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