[Interest] Another query on GTK platform theme/style

Mark Gaiser markg85 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 10:51:19 CEST 2017

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:42 AM, Mark Gaiser <markg85 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Thiago Macieira
> <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
>> Em segunda-feira, 17 de abril de 2017, às 23:44:06 PDT, Elvis Stansvik
>> escreveu:
>>> Den 18 apr. 2017 6:46 fm skrev "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com
>>> > > 2. This is something that will be rectified in a future Qt release.
>>> >
>>> > Use the one from Fedora developers.
>>> Do you mean as a temporary solution, or are there are no plans for an
>>> official Gtk3 style plugin?
>> I did not mean temporary. It's permanent as long as the developers of this
>> platform theme plugin do not decide to submit their code to Qt. It's their
>> project, they can do whatever they want with it. Now, I don't know if anyone
>> has ever asked them. I, for one, didn't know it existed until a few hours ago.
>> I don't think Qt developers should redevelop it from scratch. That wouldn't be
>> a good use of our time, plus the Fedora developers are actually knowledgeable
>> about Gtk, unlike us.
>>> I've always thought it a great strength that Qt can look native on both the
>>> big Linux desktops out of the box, so would be a bit sad if there are no
>>> plans for a Gtk3 successor to the Gtk2 style.
>> If the plugin is installed system-wide, any Qt should be able to load it, even
>> the official binary packages (provided the plugin can be somehow found).
>> This applies to the KDE platform theme plugin too.
> This sadly isn't the case.hat might not be entirely correct anymore.
> It used to be a platform plugin that you could load in any desktop environment.
> But this changed some half year ago [1] since they had issues they
> "could not resolve otherwise"...
> The platform theme is now part of some plasma library or kwin. Don't know.

No, i do know :)
> That doesn't mean it doesn't work. It's just not guaranteed to work
> and if it does, it will lack support for some features. I think it was
> about the system tray, but i don't know the details.
> [1] https://cgit.kde.org/frameworkintegration.git/commit/?id=5ddb0b262dc409071f556dbd3f94799136b60909

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