[Mageia-artwork] Window decoration

Max Quarterpleen bogusman222 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 17:02:36 CEST 2011

This has also been discussed in the forum:

On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Thorsten van Lil <tvl83 at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hey,
> the discussion also take place last week in the mailing list, but I'd like
> to
> do that in an extra thread.
> To summarize the current situation:
> The current window decoration (Ia Ora), looks old fashioned and is hard to
> maintain. It would also require a lot effort to port IaOra to gtk3 (needed
> for
> Gnome3). Therefore we need a new window decorations and there are the
> following solutions:
> 1.) use the default decoration of each desktop environment:
> * Very easy, no extra work needed
> * all work is done upstream
> * no unique look for mageia
> * different look in kde and gnome
> 2.) create a new decoration for mageia
> * Unique look for mageia
> * uniform look in all environments
> * heavy heavy load for the devs (kde, qt4, gtk2, gtk3)
> 3.) Use other existing window decorations
> * easy, just a few work needed
> * the are decorations that exists for all common environments -> uniform
> look
> * relative unique look for mageia
> * hard to say, what happens if the upstream developer drop the decoration
> >From the dev-side of view, solution 1 is the best. But form the
> artwork-side,
> I'm not very happy with it. Our KDE would look like Kubuntu, but with a
> different startmenu button. Although a lot of people change the decoration
> either, it's making a special first impression if it looks different (and
> good,
> hopefully). Thus, I would like, if we can go with solution 3. But for that,
> we
> need more information.
> I need one of you, who will search the web for decorations that exist in
> kde,
> gnome (and qt). And list them somewhere in the wiki. After that, we can
> take a
> closer look, if this a practicable way, or if we better go with an other
> solution.
> One extra note: It already has been mentioned, that the oxygen window
> decoration (which is the default for KDE) exist also for GNOME2/3 and Qt.
> Regards,
> Thorsten
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