I agree, we all agree, hell, just about everybody agrees! The problem
is that the developers of GNUstep are not interested. People have made
patches to add theme-ing and it turned really sour (on the mailing
lists). Same goes for vertical menus. Most people don't like them. I
find them harder to use than horizontal ones, yet the gnustep
developers refuse to include even the ability to let the user decide
which one they prefer.
In short, the only way what you're talking about to happen is for
people to actively create patches against gnustep, and realize the
patches will almost certainly not get merged into the main tree.
There is a ray of hope though. you can contact the developers of
individual gnustep apps and beautify the icons. I'm sure they would be
than happy to incorporate nicer looking icons.
On Friday, August 1, 2003, at 09:06 AM, Matthew Kerr wrote:
> If GNUstep is ever to be successful (as your goal is to be as
> successful as Mac OS X) then the graphics need a serious overhaul.
> 8-bit palette might be great for an old computer like the NeXTStep
> boxen, but modern computers can push a lot more colors than that. If
> GNUstep is to be taken seriously, it has to shed it's catepillar look
> and become a beautiful butterfly.
> -- Matt
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