Re: [As-users] [PATCH] AS 2.2.2 destructively nuking gtk rcs and

CaT (
Wed, 31 May 2006 23:26:16 +1000

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 08:10:24AM -0500, Sasha Vasko wrote:
> CaT wrote:
> >On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 05:38:19PM -0500, Sasha Vasko wrote:
> >>Applyed with modifications to CVS. See if you like it
> >
> >All looks nifty except for the change in Setting it to the
> >following be default on install
> >
> >gtkrcPath       ~/.gtkrc
> >gtkrc20Path     ~/.gtkrc-2.0
> >
> >will bring us almost back to the original problem where the files get
> >clobbered on first run. Perhaps it's best to comment them out totally
> >(changing the comment to 'uncomment these to enable' aswell). That way
> >it's there, documented and ready to use but still non-destructive.
> Idea is that new users hardly ever go about reading docs and fiddling 
> with default config, so you want to get them to see features of AS on 
> the first run.

In general, agreed.

> If they don't like them - let them get rid of them.
> What you think ?

Well the hassle is if they've say, got a gtk theme or anything else
already their first impression of Afterstep will be "WTF JUST HAPPENED?!
BASTARD!" rather then the intended "Oooh! Nifty." I know that's
precisely what happened to me and even as a long time AS user I was /so/
not pleased (as people on the IRC channel may have noted :).

Plus it seems the default selection of colours for GTK, at least from my AS
theme, doesn't work out so well. My first impression (before I found out
my gtk settings were nuked) was 'bleh' and 'wtf just happened?'.

    "To the extent that we overreact, we proffer the terrorists the
    greatest tribute."
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