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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] WindowMaker package with Parkes branding

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] WindowMaker package with Parkes branding
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 00:05:45 +0100

Op Tue, 4 Dec 2012 19:26:25 +0100
schreef Marek Buras <address@hidden>:

> On Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 05:24:49PM +0100, Sam Geeraerts wrote:
> > Yes, changing wmaker would still be necessary for the desired
> > dependency, but this way the change to the upstream package would be
> > smaller.
> > 
> [SNIP]
> > 
> > Sorry, I should have been more specific. Your background looked
> > fine, I didn't really check if it was exactly the right color. I
> > was more referring to the overall look, e.g. window decorations.
> > But I'm not sure if Galaxia's gtk theme can be ported to
> > WindowMaker or even if that would look appealing. Whatever you
> > decide to do with that is fine with me.
> > 
> > If you decide to follow it, then Felipe might like to add it to his
> > source. And we could make wmaker-theme-gnewsense a binary of that
> > source package (which I have half finished on my disk) instead of a
> > separate package.
> > 
> I tried few approaches while working on wmaker package and in the end
> it look's like the best thing to do is just replace default Debian
> branding (so called "swirl theme") with our own combination of theme
> file and one of walpapers made by Felipe. WindowMaker is not very
> popular these days and typical gNewSense user will use GNOME
> probably, so he won't care about this package. Splitting artwork from
> core wmaker package would be great idea (then artists could work only
> on this part without touching wmaker installation procedures), but
> currently it complicate things a little (it's not hard to do it, but
> still it takes time and we have to install additional theme package).
> As for porting all Galaxia theme to WindowMaker - sure, it's possible
> and not that hard even, but unfortunatelly I suck at anything related
> to art (including the art of coding ;)), so my creation will probably
> suck too ;) From the technical point of view all this porting effort
> is equivalent to changing "gNewSense" file inside "Themes" directory
> and setting particular colours there (we can get the colours from
> metacity configuration). But it will take some time and considering
> "popularity factor"... well... noone will care about it I think.
> So, maybe we should stick with this humble Galaxia-like el-cheapo
> "gNewSense+wallpaper" thing integrated into wmaker package and not
> splitting anything?

No problem. You're right about popularity and I'll take your word about
your art skills. :p  It doesn't look like a difficult or volatile
package, so adding the artwork directly is fine.

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