[openbox] theme question

Mikael Magnusson mangosoft at comhem.se
Tue Jan 20 15:26:25 EST 2004

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Jonathan Daugherty wrote:

> # I tried to find a nice format for XML themes, conspiring with a number of
> # other people more familiar with XML design. It never got cleaner than the
> # xrdb format. And the xrdb format *already worked*, and was already
> # understood by themers.
> # 
> # Recreating the format so everyone has to relearn it would be justified if
> # new theme abilities were included with the new format. As such, they
> # weren't, it was just a 1:1 mapping more or less. Hence, it sounded like a
> # waste of time to me.
> Cool.  The major reason I brought this up is that I think an XML
> theme format facilitates the development of a theme builder program,
> which would subsequently be able to deal with the theme's internals.
> I say this, in turn, because I'm not wholly comfortable with hacking
> on the theme text files, but that's my fault and not the fault of
> the format, of course.  Such a builder program could still be made
> to work with the current theme format.
> I seem to remember having found a good source of documentation on
> the various sections of an ob/bb-style theme; can you all give me
> any URLs, etc.?

there is a pretty good theme builder written by katanalynx in python+gtk2 
but it uses a bit outdated theme format, just some minor changes i think. 
maybe you could hack a bit on that if you want?

Mikael Magnusson

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