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Subject: Re: Subscribed - Hello (and "testing 1, 2 3.." :)

Re: Subscribed - Hello (and "testing 1, 2 3.." :)

From: Jacob Rau <jacob.rau_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 23:45:44 -0400

David Hall wrote:
> Purple Dynasty wrote:
>> 1. A suggestion: the Rockbox website should only post themes that are
>> "certified" to work on 3.0 or later builds.
>
I don't see that the content should be deleted, but I do see a lot of
merit in creating a "certification" or a database of "thumbs up"/"thumbs
down" to track which themes have compatibility issues.

I know that personally I have problems with themes that set only a few
select parameters (I believe this is what's going on, anyway); remnants
of the previous theme will be left behind--fonts, colors, WPS
backgrounds--I have seen poorly-written themes do this. Maybe a script
could check the theme to see if it does indeed explicitly set the font,
WPS background, etc. Maybe the standard needs revising: the theme MUST
explicitly state these parameters...

I would be willing to do theme testing and possibly (if I can scrape up
the time) to research and write a VBScript or something similar to dive
through themes and make them standard--remove unused files, check the
theme's settings, etc. Anything like that that would be helpful.

I do see a point here, and it would be ridiculously cool for themes to
be seamless--through the initial installer.

Jacob
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Received on 2008-10-08


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