[geeklog-devel] Geeklog to be in PHP Architect

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Mon May 24 15:32:00 EDT 2004

Dirk Haun wrote:

>I was actually thinking if we shouldn't have some sort of contest to find
>a new default Geeklog theme since I, too, am growing tired of XSilver.
>Obivously, we can't offer much more than fame as the first price, but
>maybe someone has some nifty idea ...
I agree.  Maybe us developers could anty up a small amount of our own 
$$.  I know that sounds a bit ridiculous but at this point I'd be 
willing to part with, say, $25 of my own hard earned money if it meant 
getting a good, high quality theme.  If 3 or 4 of us could do that then 
you have a pretty good incentive.  Just a thought, I'm OK with the "do 
it for clout" concept too.

>And in that same general direction: I think we should reduce the number
>of themes that are included with Geeklog to, say, 5. The size of the
>Geeklog tarball has been steadily increasing over time and with 7
>standard themes, we have a LOT of files in there, which even seems to
>have ticked off a few people on occasion. Uploading them all via ftp when
>you're installing Geeklog for the first time and you're not sure what's
>needed and what not can be tedious, I guess.
Lol, I say we go down to one.  Seriously, I know the pain of having to 
update a bunch of theme files to complete one bug fix.  It's a big pain 
and, frankly, the users should be downloading themes.  We should treat 
Geeklog like XMMS.  With SuSE, RH, etc, you get the main XMMS rpm and 
then XMMS-SKINS rpm separately.  So as to not alienate existing default 
themes, we should find people willing to maintain them and, if there are 
no takers, then we should simply kill them.  We could optionally provide 
a script that could download a theme into the layout directory...that 
would be a 10 minute deal since the gets of downloading, uncompressing 
and installing was already done by Jason's installer.


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