Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 5th Jul 2008 22:07 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu As the Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) development gets going, many people will probably be wondering what new end-user features they can expect. This article lists the top 5 new features. My Take: Nothing really exciting. I still shiver over the inability of the default Totem installation not de-interlacing my camcomder-derived home videos and DVDs because GStreamer doesn't support it, or no full A/V support on Pidgin yet, or something as simple as this which I've been asking for years now and it would probably take 5 minutes to implement.
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RE[4]: 5 minutes?
by fernandotcl on Sun 6th Jul 2008 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 5 minutes?"
fernandotcl
Member since:
2007-08-12

That makes no sense what-so-ever. I don't see why it needs to be a theme colour, there is a very simple solution for it, just have a semi-transparent gray overlay when the background is light and semi-transparent white overlay when the background is dark. This is a simple solution that will work with any theme, probably not 5 minutes but I doubt it would be an hours work. Stop making excuses, the developer is obviously lazy ;)

I hope that was supposed to be a joke? Either that or you have no idea about what you're talking about.

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RE[5]: 5 minutes?
by haydenm on Tue 8th Jul 2008 02:10 in reply to "RE[4]: 5 minutes?"
haydenm Member since:
2006-10-29

I hope that was supposed to be a joke? Either that or you have no idea about what you're talking about.


Is that supposed to be a troll post? You give no argument at all, are you kidding me?

It's not hard to calculate the brightness of a colour and I assume GTK has some sort of alpha-blending capabilities for canvas/graphics context/whatever they call it (even if it hasn't; a function can be implemented within 20 lines of code).

Next time it would be nice to have a little more insight into why you "think" something is not feasible.

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