[ubuntu-art] Question on a murrine naming option: your thoughts

Andrea Cimitan andrea.cimitan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 10:04:34 BST 2008

2008/9/16 Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com>:
> 2008/9/15 Andrea Cimitan <andrea.cimitan at gmail.com>:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'm trying to improve, where possible, the namings of the murrine
>> options of the svn version.
>> I prefer to break now rather than after a stable release :)
>> You know there's an option, "gradient_shades", that gives the ability
>> to adjust the shades operations used in the gradients... but someone
>> finds that naming not simple and clear...
>> So I'm searching other opinions, to chose something that means the
>> same thing but easier to understand.
> Speaking of gradient_shades, I have a question...
> When I saw the notation for it the first time my immediate intuition
> was "man I can just put any number of stops in that list and it'll
> work - wicked!". But I couldn't. Looking into the sources I see that
> it is hardcoded array of length 4. This makes it impossible to
> implement non-symmetric gradients which I think is a shame.
> So how do you consider the feasibility of replacing gradient_shades in
> the sources with a GArray and then parsing the gradient_shades option
> in gtkrc as a list of arbitrary length? Using a GArray instead of a
> hardcoded array has overhead of course, but not anything I would
> expect to show up in the profiles.
> And - this would also keep compatibility with all existing themes.
> --
> Cheers,
> Mikkel

... But it will break all the glazestyle options.

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