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Subject: Re: FS#11689 - User settings in skins, and user translation in skins

Re: FS#11689 - User settings in skins, and user translation in skins

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 01:08:40 +0200

On 26.10.2010 00:28, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> Whether it gets used or not obviously remains to be seen. That is not
> the bar for inclusion (however for removal later maybe *cough*
> charcell). I know for sure themes which would use this if it were
> available.

I think the bar should at least be "it is foreseeable that people use
it". I'm not sure if we want features where it's completely unclear or
even doubtful whether they're going to be used or not.

What are the themes which you know for sure would use it? What would the
scenario look like?

> The plan has changed to be one settings file per theme so themers
> don't have to work together (not that that is a bad thing).

I fail to see how that's different from changing the theme directly. If
that's the plan, then it adds nothing.

> If it is not used it can't make themes more difficult.

_I think_ the majority won't use it, because I simply cannot imagine a
sensible use case (one which is not possible with the current skin
engine). And if it's not used it's not useful. And if it's not useful
then it shouldn't be added to Rockbox.

Best regards.
Received on 2010-10-26

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