[Adium-devl] Focus for 1.3?
catfish.man at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 11:00:17 UTC 2007
On Mar 10, 2007, at 9:09 PM, Peter Hosey wrote:
> On Mar 10, 2007, at 03:54:13, Colin Barrett wrote:
>> For one, our current contact list is rather limited. The only
>> control over it you have is essentially a few switches and knobs,
>> and if you compare the diversity and creativity of our message
>> styles to the contact list ones, the benefits of an HTML-based
>> architecture are pretty clear.
> If we do a pure-WebKit CL, we must learn from the mistake of WKMV
> and offer a means of customizing the colors, especially since the
> current CL has this already and it's our second most popular means
> of customization (744 Dock icon packs on AdiumXtras.com, 344 CL
> styles, 152 WKMV styles).
The contact list styles are far easier to make, so I don't see that
counting them has any bearing on anything.
> Hopefully, we can reuse the existing UI, mapping each control to a
> replaceable token (e.g. %%groupTextColor%%).
I disagree. I see eliminating the current list configuration UI as
one of the major benefits of a more author-driven format. I do think
we could arrange for current styles to be readable using a new
contact list though.
> Gradients can be done by generating an NSImage and saving its PDF
> data to a temp file in L/Caches, which can be used as the
> background image for whatever.
Or use SVG.
> What's the progress on adding color-customization to the WKMV? Last
> I'd heard, David was working on it.
If someone can come up with a good way for it to work, I'll be happy
to add it; it's very simple to do internally.
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