[Mageia-discuss] Switiching window decoration

Thorsten van Lil tvl83 at gmx.de
Fri Sep 9 15:50:43 CEST 2011

Hi folks,

the artwork team discussed to change the window decoration and abandon 
IaOra, because it is old-fashioned and it is a lot of work to maintain.

Therefore, a new default window decoration is needed, which is available 
for all environments (KDE, GNOME, Qt, GTK+), well maintained and looks 

As far as we know, Oxygen matches all these requirements. Oxygen exists 
for all environments with the same maintainers for it. Thus, we would 
like to discuss to switch to Oxygen as the default window decoration for 
Mageia 2.

One disadvantage would be, that Mageia looses one unique feature, as it 
uses a "generic" window decoration. But it would also be a well 
maintained, good looking, up to date window decoration, which also 
supports special (KDE) features like the tabbing mode.

Please let us know, what you think about. Most interesting are technical 
aspects, we might forgot, but also your "feeling" with it.


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