This is regarding a previous discussion on IRC about how we can make the waveform colours match the current theme better. I remember we pretty much concluded it was impossible to do and still look nice unless we figure out some magical property in the colour values for the tango palette. ie. All colours happen to be multiples of each other or something.
However this guy on the pygtk seems a little more ambitious than us. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Samuel Abels <newsgro...@debain.org> Date: 2009/2/16 Subject: [pygtk] Generating theme-compatible colors To: pyGTK Mailinglist <py...@daa.com.au> Hi, I am looking for a way to automatically get a set of related colors that go well with the current theme. Because multiple sets of colors are needed, I can't simply use the theme color. (Explanation: I am writing an application in which colored boxes are added into a text field, and the colors of each box are picked automatically depending on the user who added them.) Has anyone done this before me? My current (braindead) approach looks like this: palette = [(0.12, 0.29, 0.49), ... (1.0, 0.90, 0.34)] def from_string(string, n_colors = 3): first = string.__hash__() % (len(palette) - n_colors) if n_colors == 1: return palette[first] return [palette[i] for i in range(first, first + n_colors)] This somewhat works, but the colors often don't go well with each other, and a white box may be invisible on a theme in which textview widgets have a white background. Any idea how to do this properly? -Samuel _______________________________________________ pygtk mailing list py...@daa.com.au http://www.daa.com.au/mailman/listinfo/pygtk Read the PyGTK FAQ: http://faq.pygtk.org/ _______________________________________________ jokosher-devel-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/jokosher-devel-list