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Re: [E-devel] Entrance Background Themeing



Please send patches, by all means.

(btw, glad to welcome a fellow Naija man to the E team!)


> Hiya,
>
> Gotten a bit freetime on my hands lately, and been trying to do
> something with it.
>
> Entrance has a TODO item, which mentions spliting out the Background
> Edje from the Main theme edje and i've started working on it.
> I just want to confirm no one else is working on it so we don't
> duplicate effort (and if there is, we can collaborate on that).
>
> Currently, I have it working on my box. I split out the background from
> the data/themes/default.edc into a data/themes/background.edc, then i
> created a new background_edje for the main evas canvas, that loads this
> background, before going ahead to load the default theme (which is now
> transparent).
>
> In the background theme, i set the part to be loaded to
> 'entrance/background' taking a cue from E that looks for
> 'desktop/background'.
>
> There are some things remaining before it is properly done.
>
> 1. Background choosing scheme priorities:
>     First: User Specified At command line (-b option)
>     Second: Previously configured background-theme from session->config
>     Third: E-theme supplied (so the theme can specify an Entrance
> background)
>     Fourth: The default background theme that comes with Entrance itself.
>
> 2. Easy configuration of this (and probably other aspects of Entrance).
> I've actually been thinking it would be nice for a Entrance Config to
> look and feel like the rest of E's configs, so i was thinking of an
> Entrance configuration module, but doing that would make entrance
> dependent on E, and users may not be able to mix and match
> Entrance/GNOME or Entrance/Fluxbox without installing E as well. Any
> ideas here?
>
> Anyways, i think that the background themeing can be done without a UI
> config  _ATM_.
>
> Also, do i begin to send in my patches so far? Or do i wait to have the
> full picture before i send the patch? I know _big_ patches are not
> really liked by anyone.
>
> Finally... any ideas?
>
> Cheers,
> Essien
>
>
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