[openbeos] Re: (No Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 22:26:37 +0100

Hi Stephan

"That being said, Haiku does let you change your icons. Same level of
comfort as R5."

I think you've answered my query then!  I would have no problem with not
being able to change the 'theme' per se; I would just like the ability to
change the icons (even if it was via an unsupported hack).

I would like to explore the "lot of positive points for a fixed default set
of icons" you mention as I can't think of many myself, and I can certainly
think of many reasons why you _would_ want to allow users the ability to
customise their desktop.

I suppose it's back to the same old chestnut again really - do you want you
o/s to be used by lots of people, or just keen supporters?  If it's the
former then you need to give them what they want; if it's the latter and
Haiku is just designed to be something for propellerheads or nostalgics to
dabble with every so often then you're probably okay to limit functionality.






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Subject: [openbeos] Re: (No Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 22:26:37 +0100


Hello Chris,

> I would *strongly* urge the dev team to include the ability to change 
> the icon theme from the default set of icons.

we need to focus our efforts. There is a lot of positive points for a fixed 
default set of icons. So we will have that. Wether we will at some point in 
the future provide some built in theming depends largely on two things: A) 
Is there someone to write the code? B) Can it be done in a very integrated 
and clean way, without so many downsides so that all Haiku devs consider it 
a nice solution?

For Haiku R1, I don't estimate that there is some built in theming. That 
being said, Haiku does let you change your icons. Same level of comfort as 
R5.

Best regards,
-Stephan


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