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Le 28/06/11 10:34, Sigrid Carrera a écrit :

Hi Sigrid,

I don't know. I don't own a Mac and I can't even afford one. 

But, do you know of a Theme, that is available on Mac, Windows and Linux? If so, please let us 

Well that is precisely my point. If there is no common theme available
to all then the whole discussion is rather moot, don't you think ? There
are aqua lookalike themes on Linux, as on Windows, but those themes
probably only represent an ultraminority in usage on those OSes
(possibly a bit more on Linux than on Windows, I really don't know).

This leaves me with the following obvious questions / points :

- do we produce separate stuff for the Mac ?  hmmm, possible, but very
work intensive, and there are certainly not enough people working on
Macs in the community to be currently able to organise that.
Additionally, it could lead to a "hey, if they can have their own, why
can't I" kind of attitude for the other OSes, which sort of defeats the
purpose of attempting to make everything uniform in the first place ;

- do we produce stuff based on a theme that is only available to
Linux/Windows users, and the Mac people will just have to make do ? It
is one way of looking at things, but will alienate even further Mac
users with regard to the community, even more so than they probably feel
at the moment;

- we drop the uniformisation process completely and let everyone do
their own thing (aside from any legal issues with regard to using UI
elements from MS).

Currently Mac comes with two themes : Blue, or Graphite (similar to
BrushedMetal on Linux).

I had a quick search for the possibility to apply different themes to
Mac, there are/were 2 different programs :

Unsanity Shapeshifter : limited to versions of Mac OSX prior to Leopard
(i.e. < OS 10.5)

Magnifique : (OSX > 10.5) which appears to have closed down operations,
the domain name is up for sale.

So there does not appear to be any easy way to satisfy the Mac side of
the equation that we are looking to resolve.


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