Additions to the .purple directory structure
rlaager at wiktel.com
Thu Aug 9 17:11:04 EDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 03:05 -0400, John Bailey wrote:
> With all this theme stuff going on here, I'm going to advocate a change to all
> the themes. Make all themes use an XML format. For Guifications, the work is
> already done here--our themes are XML. The format just needs updated to reflect
> the new status system. Smiley themes will be an issue, but we can have code to
> migrate the smiley themes from the old format to the XML format.
FYI: We have some existing stuff for smiley themes in the patch tracker
on SF, but I was going to look at modifying XEP-0038 and using that. I
just haven't had the desire to jump in on that particular project yet.
If we get to a point of wanting that as part of larger changes, let me
know and I can make it happen.
> For distributing themes, I would suggest a standardized list of formats, such as
> .zip, .tar.gz, and .tar.bz2 wherever we can make these options viable, and have
> the contents of the file match the .purple directory structure. For example,
> /themes in the archive would represent .purple/themes on the filesystem in my
> vision. Then we could have a function with a prototype like so:
XEP-0038 specifies .zip, I think. It also currently specifies NOT
unpacking it, but I'm not sure that's the best of ideas. I believe the
logic is that then you could easily share it.
I'd like to avoid having to support a ton of formats.
As far as your main points, I like what you're proposing.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
More information about the Devel