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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: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 10:33:31 +1100

On 26 October 2010 10:08, Thomas Martitz
<> wrote:
> 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.

I can see plenty of cases where it could be used, I'm sure you arnt
alone in thinking it wont be used. Guessing what people will do is a
silly excersize.

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

Specific example: St
has added the comment "The original Apple iPod Nano firmware has a
setting to show the time in the Status Bar. It is enabled by default,
to disable uncomment line 201 and comment line 202."

I'm sure that isnt the only theme online with some small amount of
user customisability (and I really dont think its a stretch to tihnk
more themers wont add the option if it were easy).
My specific example is because AA looks like crap on the mini2g's
display but I like cabbie, and I doubt I'm the only one. Adding 1 line
to the wps means anyone who agrees has a dead simple fix.

>> 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.
For the same reason tagcache.navi (among others) isnt modified
directly, it would get overwritten on updates.
Received on 2010-10-26

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