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Subject: Re: remove themes from svn builds?

Re: remove themes from svn builds?

From: Simon M. <simon.me_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:32:26 +0200

The problem I see with this:
Themes are special for each player, so we would have an "extras"
package for every player, not one package for all, like it is now.

And a nicer default theme is a must, because people who want to check
out Rockbox are (normally) not willing to install extras just to test
Rockbox.

--
Simon (Rincewind)
On 4/15/07, Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> the topic just came up on irc:
> Currently we ship a couple of default themes but do not include the
> needed fonts for space reasons. This way we have some half state: we
> don't have no themes shipped, but we don't ship complete themes
> either. One idea to overcome this was to include the fonts needed for
> the shipped themes. But as UniCatcher requires unifont which is rather
> large (~1.3MiB) I don't think this is a good option.
>
> I rather think we should remove all themes from the svn builds and
> rename the fonts package to "extras" package (or something similar)
> that includes fonts and themes -- they also don't change too often so
> I think it's sensible providing them as separate download. It also
> scraps of some bytes off the download archive and makes updating
> faster (at least on my player extracting the small files the themes
> use takes a while because of the slowness of the disk).
>
> We could also make the archived builds fullzip archives which include
> both themes and fonts. That way older builds would always include
> compatible themes in case the syntax changes.
>
> What do you think?
>
>  - Dominik
>
Received on 2007-04-15

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