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|Summary:||[RFE] gnome-cd does not have a Bluecurve theme|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Michael Lee Yohe <michael>|
|Component:||redhat-artwork||Assignee:||Alexander Larsson <alexl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Version:||8.0||CC:||garrett, mitr, srevivo|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||FutureFeature, GraphicArt, Triaged|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-08-27 10:57:26 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||79579, 100644|
Description Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-18 12:43:49 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830 Description of problem: Most of the skinnable applications in Red Hat Linux 8 have a Bluecurve theme. This is not true for gnome-cd, which is a selectable option on the menu - Sound & Video -> CD Player. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. start gnome-cd 2. select Preferences 3. scroll through the theme list Actual Results: Bluecurve does not appear. Expected Results: Bluecurve should be a selectable option. Additional info: $ rpm -qf `which gnome-cd` gnome-media-2.0.0-9
Comment 1 Garrett LeSage 2003-07-31 12:39:50 EDT
Sounds like a great idea. We had discussed this one a while back; there has not yet been time to implement even a simple one yet, however. (Although it should not be too hard to do so.)
Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-07-31 13:41:01 EDT
I just know that the key to an integrated environment is one that Red Hat started in 8.0, continued in 9 - that being an environment that is cohesive in appearance and functionality. Hate to admit this (but it's true) - Microsoft's highly integrated environment, built upon many years of revisions, makes a user familiar with an entirely new application without having had to use it provided they've used another Microsoft application. It might seem trivial, but each Gnome application should have some sort of tie to the other. When a user starts up XMMS and it has the familiar Bluecurve appearance, a user will much more likely feel comfortable exploring the features of the application versus seeing an old Xlib based application that looks antiquated and non-intuitive. Although I filed this bug under gnome-cd, this could refer to any application on the menu that does not have the Bluecurve look. For example, I'm hoping that the other bug I filed (for a true Gnome 2 PDF viewer) will get some honest attention before 9.1 (or X) is released. "xpdf" looks like something that should have retired with the disco era.
Comment 3 Garrett LeSage 2003-07-31 14:30:46 EDT
I fully understand about a cohesive look and feel across the board. I have personally been pushing for such a thing for a number of years in the free software community. There are no arguments with cohesiveness. It takes a large amount of resources to implement this properly, especially if everything is using a non-standard theme format. This is why skinning is a horrible idea (xmms, gnome-cd, Mozilla, etc.). Themes can be applied across the board (GTK+, Qt, etc.) but skins are done on a per-application basis and require a lot more work on the part of everyone, including the users of the software. Because of this, more resources are needed to address the problem and it will take a longer time to finally get things like XMMS or gnome-cd have a consistant interface. Even with a similar looking theme (such as Bluecurve for XMMS), there still are many differences, as XMMS certainly does not act like any other application, even if it resembles everything else. The technically proper solution is to actually have everything use a consistant widget set and to adhere to a specification like the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). In the case of gnome-cd, it does more-or-less use GTK+ widgets, although it does have some non-standard themes. I think it is probably not nearly as complex as XMMS (and especially Mozilla) to skin, so there is some hope that it may happen sooner, especially if someone were to contribute a theme that worked well within the Bluecurve family of themes.
Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2004-08-27 10:57:26 EDT
gnome-cd is mostly using standard gtk+ widgets. Doing a bluecurve theme for just the lcd area is not going to happen with current resources. Unless someone else attaches one to this bug. I'm gonna close this.