[Development] Replacing Cleanlooks and Plastique

Linos info at linos.es
Mon Oct 15 18:46:46 CEST 2012

On 15/10/12 18:44, Frank Hemer wrote:
> On Monday 15 October 2012 18:35:01 Konrad Rosenbaum wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Monday 15 October 2012 15:56:23 Bache-Wiig Jens wrote:
>>> The main focus of Qt on the desktop is to provide a native look and feel
>>> on
>>> all platforms. Until now, Qt has come bundled with a few extra styles that
>>> were not used intentionally anywhere. Historically plastique was designed
>>> to blend with KDE 3.0 and cleanlooks in early Gnome environments. They
>>> have long since been replaced by Oxygen and GTK+ styles on these platforms
>>> but have been left in our repository for historical and compatibility
>>> reasons. We certainly don't need multiple non-native looks and feels
>>> included in every build of Qt so I think we should clean it up a bit now
>>> that we have the opportunity.
>> Those are not obsolete. They still ship with KDE 4, it just uses Oxygen by
>> default. So I wouldn't call then "non-native", just "less common".
>> Call me a hopeless case, but the first thing I do on a fresh KDE is changing
>> the style to one of those two because I find them more visually aiding than
>> Oxygen (they have better contrast and are less "flashy").
> +1 here
+1 here too

>>> There are still a few use cases where including a non-native theme is
>>> useful. This can be on platforms that don't have a desktop environment or
>>> if an application wants to customise the colours of certain widgets.
>> Changing color is not the only reason to change the style. There are other
>> subtle differences - e.g. Cleanlooks displays labels on menu separators and
>> looks almost completely native on Windows (I use it for exactly those
>> reasons in one of my applications).
> Same for me but using plastique in one of my applications - with _many_ 
> addons.

I use plastique too in my apps.

>> If I just wanted to change colors, I'd use a style sheet.
>>> I expect it to have some more visual tweaks, but unless there are loud
>>> protests, I would like to have this change in before the next beta.
>> Does this count as loud protest?
> Frank
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