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Re: Nodoka GTK Engine 0.7 beta 2 released



2008/1/26, Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
> Hi,
>
> today I've released gtk-nodoka-engine-0.6.90.2 (0.7 beta 2), and built
> packages for rawhide, so with next compose it should appear in repos. As
> for the looks, it is more or less what will be in F9 final, so now I aim
> on fixing issues and bugs, so that it would work flawless when Fedora 9
> is released. If you find any bugs feel free to report them in trac [1].
>
> And here's ChangeLog [2] selection with commentary since latest stable
> release in fedora repos (0.6 with backported patches from 0.6.1):
>
> * scrollbars redesign
> - it is now mac-like and so the slider and steppers has rounded corners.
> It has some problems when used in gecko and that's why I disabled it at
> first for firefox, but after consultation with mozilla guys I enabled it
> again, since they fixed the problem in Firefox 3 which will be in Fedora
> 9. I still have to investigate whether there is a way to disable it for
> gecko <= 1.9.
>
> * remove separator from Option Menu
> - this further differentiates Option Menu from Combo Box, but I am not
> 100% sure about this change. If I receive a lot of negative feedback
> I'll add it back.
>
> * Check and Radio Button Bullet colour set in RC
> - many people complained about the bullet colour itself and about the
> fact that it was hard-coded. This is the answer to their calls.
>
> * New focus representation
> - You know, the old dotted rectangle focus ring sucked. So I added two
> engine options to allow nicer focus representation. One is adding
> transparent rectangle over the widget, the other one is to set, whether
> we want the secondary focus ring inside or outside the widget. Due to
> focus styling of Tabs and Radio and Check Buttons these options have no
> effect on their focus ring styling.
> - In firefox the focus needs to be handled traditional way (i.e. drawn
> independently on the widget), so Check and Radio Buttons have in firefox
> different focus representation than in ordinary gtk app.
>
> * Gradient support in Toolbar and Menu Bar improvements
> - I added one more type of gradient to Menu Bar and added same support
> for gradients in Toolbars as is in Menu Bar. Both are handled
> independently via engine options in RC file.
> - This has, from what I noticed so far, two drawbacks. One is volume
> button in toolbar (it draws its own background, while it IMHO shouldn't;
> I noticed it in Listen Music Player) and next is new message button in
> Evolution, for the same reason. For the Evolution one I noticed that
> Clearlooks workaround this by disabling gradient in evolution toolbar.
> However, I am personally not interested in such workaround.
>
> * New themes
> - Yep, I created several themes featuring the Nodoka engine. They all go
> to the gtk-nodoka-engine-extras package. You can see how they look in
> the Screenshots page [3] in nodoka trac.
>
> * Fake real transparency for Spin Button, Entry and Progress Bar
> - This allows having these widgets with rounded corners with as much
> roundness as one please, but when displayed in not-so-standard locations
> like in toolbar or on web page the transparency is gone... If anyone
> knows of a way how to use really transparent background for these I'd be
> grateful to hear that.
>
> * Style list headers in evolution as list headers
> - As these are in ECanvas in ETree or ETable it needed some kind of
> workaround in the engine, but it seems to work flawlessly.
>
> * Tooltips styling
> - Yep, finally I added styling for tooltips as well. Now it uses subtle
> gradient and soft borders.
>
> * Improvements to Spin Button
> - Apart from fake transparency, the buttons are now separated and
> responsive to user actions (like mouse-over, etc.)
>
> * Add RTL support
> - This issue was brought on the table thanks to firefox guys and as such
> I tested it only in firefox, so if someone with right-to-left text set
> in their locale could test it, I'd be grateful.
>
> * and various bugfixes
>
> Thanks,
> Martin
>
> References:
> [1] https://fedorahosted.org/nodoka/newticket
> [2]
> http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=nodoka;a=blob_plain;f=gtk-nodoka-engine/ChangeLog;hb=ddf6368b0c8ac6775ce5be0654ec031652c6a08e
> [3]
> http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=nodoka;a=blob_plain;f=gtk-nodoka-engine/ChangeLog;hb=ddf6368b0c8ac6775ce5be0654ec031652c6a08e
>

Using it now and it looks good!
no critics from me ^_^


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