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Re: [ide-dev] e4 debate

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fabio Zadrozny" <fabiofz@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Discussions about the IDE" <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, 16 September, 2016 2:07:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ide-dev] e4 debate
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 7:51 PM, Ned Twigg < ned.twigg@xxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
> Have we ever done a survey to see how important dark theme is to users? How
> they stack it against responsiveness, ease-of-plugin development, etc? I'm
> sure some users say it's their #1 issue, but definitely not all of them.
> ​
> Well, I'm in the camp which sees Eclipse as dead without a dark theme, and I
> think that the marketplace downloads on the related areas speak for
> themselves (and keep in mind that this is even having a default dark theme).
> Unfortunately, there's no committer on SWT dedicated to make it happen (which
> I think is the main reason why it's taking so long to implement) -- most
> resources on SWT have gone (I think) to support GTK 3, not the dark theme.

Just to mention that GTK3 is a pre-req for keeping all SWT widgets working on recent Linux distros so without it dark or light theme doesn't matter much. It's further prove of time well spent that dark theme behaves best under Gtk 3.x [1] and dark theme was always a consideration and tested thing during this porting. 


> Cheers,
> Fabio
> ​
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Alexander Kurtakov
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