libpurple theme support improvements

Kevin Stange kstange at
Mon Jan 19 05:28:53 EST 2009

Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Gary Kramlich <grim at> wrote:
>> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>> The sound theme has been designed and reviewed by more parties than
>>> Pidgin's theme, so my bet is that is that it's better designed.
>> The pidgin theme's were not designed for anything in particular except
>> to emulate our existing systems and allow alternatives systems, like
>> this spec, which can easily be done by someone who has the time to write
>> a plugin.
> I know.
> Maybe you are still not understanding my point so I'll repeat it: I'm
> accusing you
> of not being interested on dropping "your way" and use a freedesktop
> standard by default.
> I understand your theme system *allows* _alternative_ systems, I'm not
> saying it doesn't. I'm saying there's a collaborative way of doing
> things (play well with others, follow specs) and there's an
> individualistic way (do things your own way); you are not interested
> in playing well with others, that's it.
> Following the ODF example, when Microsoft pushed the OpenXML format
> they where not 'playing well with others' even though they *allowed*
> ODF as an _alternative_ format.

I think I speak for everyone here, but pardon me if I don't.



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