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The tanner's ugly daughter - or - Musings about a modern GTK+ theming

Feb 20, 2009, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])

"GTK+ theming as of now
The look of GTK+, just as with all modern graphic tool kits, is defined by themes. Theming in GTK+ consist of three parts: Engines, Styles and Configuration. All in all it can be summarised as: "Themes provide styles, which can be configured and assigned to widgets". But let's start at the beginning.

"GTK+ provides a set of drawing primitives: lines, boxes, arrows, and so on. Whenever a widget is drawn, these drawing primitives are used. The implementation provided by GTK+ is very basic and not very sophisticated, but it can be overridden."

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