[LAD] Mouse/knob interaction

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Wed Sep 8 22:28:06 UTC 2010

Excerpts from fons's message of 2010-09-08 22:37:54 +0200:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 10:19:50PM +0200, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
> > I don't know of any way to set a system wide color scheme of any sort. I
> > know of different toolkits using their specific settings, and that's as
> > close to a system color theme as I'm aware of. I did switch to a dark
> > theme and managed to get qt use the GTK theme, but that still leaves a
> > lot of programs out of the equation. Note that Desktop-Environments in
> > the sense of gnome/kde is something I despise, mainly because of their
> > current understanding of 'integration', which in practice means to
> > almost force users to use certain programs and an unbelievable
> > dependency hell. They each create their very specific ecosystem in which
> > they attempt to 'integrate' everything else, which just means to make
> > stuff dependent on more and more of the ecosystems specific subsystems.
> > /rant
> > 
> > Well, I don't know how to achieve anything like a system color scheme in
> > the foreseeable future.
> The simple fact is that X11 has and always has had an excellent system
> to handle this. It allows to define resources (colors, fonts, whatever)
> for 
> - all applications,
> - classes of applications,
> - a single application,
> - a particular named instance of an application.
> It's far superior to anything else I've seen (in particular
> to anything else using XML).
> Common GUI toolkits, wanting to be 'cross platform' usually
> completely ignore this.
> /rant
> Ciao
> -- 
> FA
> There are three of them, and Alleline.

Just out of general interest, is this an Xlib thing or does XCB provide
the same stuff?

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