Re: theme config strategy

Benjamin J. Tracy (
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 13:31:00 -0500 (EST)

To be perfectly honest, I would say that we needn't worry that much about
8bpp.  I still have 8bpp on my PC at home, but I'm actively looking to get
a new card, and most machines now come with cards that have at least 2MB
of video ram, which is capable of doing 16 bit at most home-user  
resolutions. My point is this: I don't think the number of 8 bit users is
going to make it worth it to make a huge effort to support them.

(Of course, if this message causes a tremendous uproar, then it might be
time to rethink my position.. )  :-)


all flames will be redirected to the Infinite Bit Bucket at /dev/null :)

On 30 Oct 1998, Tomas Duewiger wrote:

> (Albert Dorofeev) writes:
> > I heard this on IRC a few days ago but I totally forgot about it. Now I
> > suddenly remembered so I post this to keep the information from
> > disappearing :)
> > 
> > So, somebody was asking if it is possible to configure the decorations not
> > only by changing look, background picture etc one by one but to add
> > something like themes.
> > 
> > You would have a menu of themes and when you choose one AS would read the
> > description of the theme and change all the attributes at once according
> > to the theme.  This may include Wharf background, root window background,
> > look, feel, something else?
> The winlist at least should be changed too. To push it to the limits it
> would also be nice if the zharf (though I don't use it), ident, and maybe
> also the forms could be changed from within a theme. That would make it
> more easy to write themes for 8bpp displays, because not one color cell
> would be wasted. 
> The database will get a bit hairy I think, but would fit good into a
> theme, because of the icon definitions. 
> Tomas
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