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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu MadPenguin is reviewing and raving for Ubuntu in an article with screenshot goodness.
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GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo
by Dogacan Guney on Mon 19th Sep 2005 22:50 UTC
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The author seems so excited about getting a cairofied theme that he misses some points:)

First of all, even if you have glitz installed, GTK/cairo will still use the xlib/RENDER backend. So installing glitz won't mean anything to GTK.

Second, it has been said by the author of Clearlooks-cairo that Clearlooks-cairo will be very slow when used with cairo 1.0. If you are serious about using a cairoified theme, you should get the latest CVS of cairo.
Actually, I have been using Clearlooks with latest cairo, and I don't see any performace difference between old Clearlooks and the new one.

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RE: GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo
by BrianH on Mon 19th Sep 2005 23:11 in reply to "GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo"
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I think the interesting point to get here is that GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo didn't work well right out of the box. What he would have had to do to make them work correctly would have required knowledge he didn't have, and that he shouldn't be expected to have.

Of course this is just a preview. This review just brings up points that should be considered by those fixing 5.10 for release.

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RE[2]: GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo
by on Mon 19th Sep 2005 23:40 in reply to "RE: GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo"
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I think the interesting point to get here is that GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo didn't work well right out of the box. What he would have had to do to make them work correctly would have required knowledge he didn't have, and that he shouldn't be expected to have.

He's installing a Cairo-based theme out of a CVS repository, because it hasn't been released yet. It's not expected to work out of the box. He's complaining about the performance of it, even though it's CVS code that the author warns is slow. What exactly is he expecting?

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RE[2]: GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo
by on Mon 19th Sep 2005 23:49 in reply to "RE: GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo"
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I think the interesting point to get here is that GTK/Clearlooks/Cairo didn't work well right out of the box.

I think you're missing something - his comments aren't about either GTK, Clearlooks, or Cairo as shipped with Ubuntu. They're about an unreleased next-generation version of Clearlooks that he installed from CVS code, and are completely off topic as far as the actual review of Ubuntu is concerned.

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