Linked by vermaden on Wed 21st May 2008 19:28 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces How would I describe today's GUIs? A mess. -- A mess that grew as new features were needed, with lack of proper design, with a desire to keep backward compatibility, and with tools from the past trying to achieve future needs. I propose a new design philosophy for GUIs. We'll call it Vermaden's GUI. Note: This is the latest entry in our 2008 article contest.
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RE: Well, not really
by glubamazing on Thu 22nd May 2008 14:59 UTC in reply to "Well, not really"
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the reason you have to compile Qt styles is because they can modify everything about the look and feel of widgets. It's not just changing colours and images, you can have animations and transitions, you can change how widgets behave, etc. It's completely impossible to achieve that level theming without native styles.

No its not, check out E17 (rather Evas/Ecore/Eet and Edje), there theming is completely unrelated to the application. You can do anything you want with you application, change layout, transitions, animations, behaviour etc, all without any change to the programs code, or any compilation.

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