On Mon, 16 Mar 2009, sda wrote:
> On 22:40 Sun 15 Mar , Don Harrop wrote:
>> Hey Enlightenment fans -
>> I got a forward from Kim from this users-list with a suggestion that I
>> drop a note here..
>>> You have to read the one on E. And, mostly, look at the period
>>> screenshot using
>>> the Gothic-Kitsch "Alien" theme. Cool, if not hilarious. For all E16
>>> addicts, it proves, if necessary, that a good idea always stand the
>>> test of time... It was 0.16.4 at the time. I wonder if "Alien" is
>>> still maintained...
>> The answer is yes, Alien is still maintained... as well as 219 other themes.
>> Come check it out, and if you'd like; get involved.
>> - Don
> nice work, but some suggestions if you please
> 1) ".etheme" format for SVN is a bit strange choice because we have a
> common well known issues with a majority of original E16 themes:
> a) missed required fonts in a target system
> b) lack of UTF-8 support (which is a MUST for a lot of Users) in a
> native E16 themes.
> It'd be an interesting opportunity to patch the themes and make all
> of'em at least UTF-8 compatible.
I'm not sure how the ".etheme" format would be a strange choice since
that's how E16 is designed to work with theme tarballs, but your right
about the font support. At some point I plan to retrofit all the E16
themes with good font support. Right now I'm focused on finishing the
documentation (see additional remarks below).
> 2) unfortunately it seems that we've lost this grail:
> and indeed a "central" location for E16 themes are required
Not only a central location but an active location. That seems to be the
biggest problem with freshmeat themes. Everything there is stagnate. I
hope that a public repository will help the situation.
> 3) may be a link to the
> could help some folks as well
The E16 themes at themes.effx.us have a different directory structure and
file layout which IMHO help with theme design and maintenance (especially
when dealing with them 'en mass). There is a "Books" section of the site
(http://themes.effx.us/book/E16) that is suppost to document the theme
structure and syntax... but it's not finished yet.
I should include a reference to the etherdoxproject though. Thanks for
> thanks a lot!
Your welcome! :)