Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Linux.com: Meta-theming

Jul 28, 2000, 01:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"KDE recently announced support for GNOME pixmap widget themes. This will allow KDE users to take advantage of the wide variety of GTK themes. Does this portend a new level of co-operation between the two desktop factions, and what are the eventual effects of this development?"

"Although KDE has had a head-start on the GNOME desktop for some time, GNOME was the first to really incorporate the idea of many different themes. Through QT, KDE only had support to change the look from a Motif to a Windows 95 style, while GTK developed theme engines and pixmap themes."

"Eventually, theme creaters will use the format which allows the greatest number of users to load their theme. If KDE continues to have excellent GTK support and GTK continues to have no KDE support, most themers will go with GTK. While this is disastrous in the commercial world, it actually isn't much of an issue in an open sourced world."

Complete Story

Related Stories: