On Sat, 23 Oct 1999 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 23, 1999 at 04:01:58PM -0400, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> I agree! Now if only GNOME CVS would compile for me :-) *sigh* that's
> what I get for living on the bleeding edge.
> I liked the idea of icon themes - you could make an E theme, a GTK+
> theme, and a GIMP icon theme so that every part of your user
> experience would be "themed"!

IMHO, this is a serious problem with the current theming structure.  If
one is using GTK themes and GTK apps, that should be enough to theme one's
entire user-experience!  It is a TREMENDOUS inconvenience to have to make
an Xdefaults file, a gtk theme, an (insert windowmanager here) theme, a
KDE theme, a terminal background, and an xmms skin just to get a
reasonably consistent desktop.

As someone that likes to change themes based on my mood, I find that it
can take me up to 25 minutes to get all of the settings configured
properly, even if I have them all figured out in advance.  Adding more
(GIMP themes, or "skins", or whatever) to the pile would do nothing but
bother me, and probably a significant number of other theme users/creators.

I like the icons, don't get me wrong, they're pretty: but I think that if
GIMP stuck with theme-neutral icons (the GNOME ones go pretty well with
just about any color scheme) and stayed away from developing its own
"themes.org" structure, it would be a very good thing.

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