[Geany-devel] Geany Color Schemes and Extras Page

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Dec 8 02:08:57 UTC 2011

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking about updating the Extras page (geany.org/Download/Extras) 
and I was wondering what to do with the current listing of colour schemes.

One of the colour scheme links (dark color scheme) doesn't work, it just 
points to a domain placeholder page.  I'll remove this for sure though I 
can't notify Amir Saffari since there's no contact info[1].  This has 
been asked about in the user mailing list[2] though I didn't see it at 
the time.

The other other themes (dark color scheme, vibrant ink, dark tango, and 
oblivion2) seem to be great for the versions of Geany and languages they 
support, but since all of the recent changes to the filedefs and color 
schemes, they will probably do a disservice to the users if used with 
newer versions.  What's more, since I've ported them over to the 
geany-themes/named styles/color schemes stuff, they no longer even need 
to be maintained separately.  With porting to geany-themes, they all got 
updated to work with recent Geany versions and support for every 
language starting with Geany 0.20.

So what I propose is to move these links (and also the online color 
scheme generator) to a sub-page or sub-section for "legacy" color 
schemes, with a description about when to use which colour schemes with 
which versions. This way people who use older Geany versions can still 
access them but they won't be the "default" schemes users will find. 
I'd also like to put descriptions, screenshots and links to the 
geany-themes color schemes on the Extras page. If time allows I plan to 
also  extend the wiki page[4] to include information about the older 
colour schemes and the transition/version stuff.

To Jason, Bernhard and Duncan (and anyone else), if you would like to 
contribute to the geany-themes project, send me an email for commit 
access or send pull requests through Github. It would even be great if 
you could check out your respective themes to make sure I didn't 
brutalize too much while porting them.

Any thoughts, objections, comments, or otherwise?

Matthew Brush

[1] Also no contact info for Oblivion2 and Tango Dark maintainer but the 
links still work on the Extras page
[2] http://lists.uvena.de/geany/2011-April/006820.html
[3] https://github.com/codebrainz/geany-themes
[4] http://wiki.geany.org/themes/start

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