Desktop Theme Spec
patrys at pld-linux.org
Mon Apr 21 03:11:01 PDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Toma <tomhaste at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Sorry for jumping in late in this thread, but if you have a look at
> what Enlightenment is doing, youll see some interesting ideas on all
> this. A few points,
> 1. E17, ETK and EWL themes are all in separate 'edj' files, that are
> basically image and program containers. As such, they're actually
> binary themes. What this allows is the theme 'engine' to be built
> around the images so all animations, transitions and actions can be
> enclosed in the theme itself.
What kind of code is there in edj? Is it portable between arches? If
not, why not use .so?
> 2. In E17 itself, the widget layout is entirely dependant on what the
> theme creator does. This has been used to create some rather drastic
> themes. And appearance changes. The widget layout is set by the
> program creator with EWL and ETK (the 2 different toolkits based on
Most theme creators are not programmers and I believe that's a good thing.
> 3. The edj file can be decompiled with easy for editing and re-themeing.
How often do you see Photoshop masters running around and decompiling files? ;)
> Please keep other desktops in mind and not limit the discussion to KDE
> and Gnome.
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