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Subject: Re: Sansa-Clip+ Theme - upload probs.

Re: Sansa-Clip+ Theme - upload probs.

From: Edgar Toernig <froese_at_gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 01:03:18 +0200

Jonas Häggqvist wrote:
>
> On 06-06-2010 23:26, Edgar Toernig wrote:
> >
> > 2) My theme has 3 WPS variants: theme is Ticker.cfg,
> > uses Ticker-C.wps as a default but there are also
> > Ticker-A.wps and Ticker-B.wps that the user can
> > select.
> > The verifier gets totally confused by that.
>
> This should be 3 themes, so the user can see and download the one he
> wants. There will be some duplication if he installs all 3, but I think
> this is preferable.

Hmm, if that's what you want ...

> > 3) Theme selects the classic statusbar. Verifier
> > complains about "classic_statusbar.sbs" is missing.
> > Afaict, it's part of he regular rockbox install.
>
> This should be fixed.
>
> Question to figure out who's to blame: Is it checkwps complaining about
> this, or the theme site?

The theme site. Don't know what checkwps says.

> > 4) One of the WPSs uses 10-Nimbus.fnt. Verifier
> > complains that it's part of the regular font set.
> > It's not.
>
> It is. Maybe the error message is confusing (I don't remember), but
> 10-Nimbus.fnt is indeed included in the font pack, and so we don't want
> themes containing copies of it (which could lead to overwriting a fixed
> version in the font pack with an outdated version from a theme).
>
> If the error message is not clear, it should be fixed.

Just checked, you are right, it mentions the font pack.
Sorry for the confusion.

So, should I rename it to i.e. 10-Ticker.fnt? As I understand
your reasoning, leaving it out would be a bad choice IMHO.
If the user doesn't have the font and tries to load the theme
he gets the default theme without any indication what went
wrong. I would have to explain in the description on the theme
site which font he has to install to make the theme load, where
to get it, etc.

Btw, I would prefer a theme pack (with all required fonts of
course) over a font pack ;-)

Ciao, ET.
Received on 2010-06-07


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