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bug #8577: Change titlebar look

Submitted by:  Nicolas Roard <rio>
Submitted on:  Tue Feb 27 02:16:46 2007  
Category: Azalea / AZDock / AZBackgroundSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 1 - LaterStatus: Postponed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Jesse Ross <jross>
Open/Closed: OpenOperating System: None

Sun Jul 8 01:33:24 2007, comment #5:

The chance to use AppKit in Azalea is pretty small because it creates a recursive reference where a NSWindow tries to manage itself.
The closest thing I can think is using cairo for drawing.
So it is pretty much a theme issue for Azalea instead of drawing issue.
And which part of title bar do we want to change ? color ? icon ?

Yen-Ju Chen <yjchen>
Project Member
Sat Jun 30 11:17:00 2007, comment #4:

Title bar theming isn't going to be part of 0.2 release. This task is postponed to a later release.

We may begin by using openbox theme solution, but a more long term solution involves:
- support titlebar drawing with AppKit in Azalea (may be it requires new methods in GNUstep?)
- update Camaelon theme format
- add new Camaelon draw methods

Quentin Mathé <qmathe>
Project Administrator
Thu Mar 1 17:04:27 2007, comment #3:

The title bar is part of Azalea theme.
I wrote a short blog for it:

So all the images are under Resources/themes/Azalea/
Other openbox theme also applies.
I picked one theme close to GNUstep
at that time to be the default one.

As for the toolbar,
what is exactly "visually connected" to toolbar ?
A button to open and close the toolbar ?
Then I need a public method from NSWindow to call, or better a notification.
Azalea is a straight XWindow application, not a GNUstep app.
Therefore, it is not easy to call an GNUstep application straight.
Distributed notification would be fine, NSConnection and proxy
may have some side effect if not properly designed.

Yen-Ju Chen <yjchen>
Project Member
Thu Mar 1 12:16:14 2007, comment #2:

Can someone tell me where Azalea keeps the images it uses for the current titlebar? If so, I can start working on an updated version. Also, if we do have unified windows, does anyone have suggestions for how will we indicate the main/key window?

Jesse Ross <jross>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Thu Mar 1 09:49:08 2007, comment #1:

I would really like to see titlebars that are visually connected to the toolbar, like OSX Tiger has. :)

Guenther Noack <guenther>
Project Member
Tue Feb 27 02:16:46 2007, original submission:
Nicolas Roard <rio>
Project Administrator


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