[Geany-devel] Geany Color Schemes and Extras Page

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Dec 8 04:30:04 UTC 2011

Yeah, the filedefs were committed after 0.21.

The problem with those old color schemes though is that you'll be 
missing some things that were added to filedefs since those old themes 
were last synchronized with Geany's (unless you added the keys to each 
filedef manually).  A few things come to mind; comment_single key, some 
lexer_properties, group copying, keywords updates and fixes, and 
probably some other stuff.

After the next release, I don't think those old-style color schemes will 
be compatible with the new default filedefs and color schemes.  People's 
modified filedefs/old-style color schemes will still work but I don't 
think the new default.conf or alt.conf color schemes will work.

Matthew Brush

On 12/07/2011 06:55 PM, Sean Wolfe wrote:
> FWIW, I'm using 0.21 on windows with the darker color schemes, tango
> and oblivion and one other, and it's working ok ... me gusta!!
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM, Matthew Brush<mbrush at codebrainz.ca>  wrote:
>> 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?
>> Cheers,
>> 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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