[typo] Comments about the current state of typo theming
wyldeone at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 14:03:37 EST 2005
You misunderstood me. I was pointing out that under the current system every
new release will break themes. I was not advocating for a halt of
On 11/13/05, gpshewan <gpsnospam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Steady Dick,
> Everybody is entitled to an opinion.
> Micha said,
> > There is also a huge danger here, which we have already seen,
> > namely that either development of Typo must cease, or else every
> > new version will, possibly majorly, break existing themes ... What
> > we need is a theme abstraction layer, the interface to which will
> > stay constant, at least amongst major versions. Such a change would
> > of course require huge changes to the codebase. But if we want typo
> > to continue to grow and flourish with themes, it's a step that much
> > be taken.
> What did I misunderstand? Seems a suggestion to halt Typo
> development to me.
> The theme competition is a great idea, but if further development
> causes headaches for designers then some people (and I put my hand up
> for this) just don't care and would rather see improvements in code -
> whether that touches theme aspects or not. If it needs a release
> then there SHOULD be a release. How well a blogging engine is put
> together and runs is more important to me than how pretty the themes
> are for it.
> Is that clear enough?
> On 13 Nov 2005, at 16:17, Dick Davies wrote:
> > On 13/11/05, gpshewan <gpsnospam at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Cease Typo development for themes? Ridiculous. Let me think ...
> > Good idea. It might be worth doing that before posting, so you can
> > address
> > what was said rather than what you think you read.
> > No-one suggested that typo development should be halted, just that
> > it might
> > not be such a good idea to break theme compatibility in the middle of
> > a theme contest.
> > We're not talking about hamstringing anyone or holding up
> > development -
> > that's what trunk is for. We're talking about *releases*.
> > And the security/bugfix backport issue is irrelevant - none of the
> > bugfixes I saw had anything to do with the theme directory.
> > On the other hand:
> > * it was a 2.5 -> 2.6 version bump
> > * it was mentioned by Scott on the download page, including a
> > workaround
> > * UI (especially when its css related) is a bugger to unit test
> > --
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