> Hey guys; this should make theming a bit better on Linux. It would be
> great if there might be a way to export the same graphics to Qt
> (basically export to a Qt pixmap engine equivalent, essentially).
Similar to Gtk+, it'd make sense for Qt to either implement widgets
or a theme engine that can use our pixmap theme files (which still
have to be completed ;)
E.g. because we'll be able to provide pixmaps at various DPI sizes,
and provide meta-info for stretching and scaling of the pixmaps.
> Also, have you checked out Hildon, from Maemo (the Nokia Internet
> tablets)? It uses, from what I understand, a modified, extremely fast
> pixmap-like engine—and it even does themes in the the one–canvas
The Maemo theme engine is based on the Gtk+ pixmap theme engine and
uses allmost exclusively unscaled fixed size pixmaps.
> Also, it seems that the example widgets are a bit large. Sure, it's
> scalable SVG for the sources, but shouldn't we do this to pixel scale?
Plese note that the example PNGs at:
are artifically scaled (using doubled DPI sizes).
The SVG files contain smaller widgets, and alternate themes could
define even smaller ones.
> Anyway, just a few initial thoughts.
> BTW: I have a SVG set of widgets I currently use for mockups. It would
> be nice to be able to port them to a real theme! (:
You might be able to do this right away, the theme spec:
basically describes the needed XML object IDs for the
widgets to be recognized by the build scripts.
> Looks promising!