[geeklog-devel] 1.5.0 Themes - was geeklog.net on 1.5.0 - and a db problem

Eric Warren eakwarren at gmail.com
Sun May 25 15:30:27 EDT 2008

> Hi,
> Great stuff for 1.5.0, I'm looking forward to updating my sites.
> I can't believe that nobody tried to jazz up geeklog.net for 1.5.0 a 
> little bit, it is still the same boring old theme. Just to celebrate 1.50 
> ??

gl Labs (www.gllabs.org) will be releasing a 1.5 compatible version of our 
Nouveau theme (see it in action at http://nouveau.gllabs.org) once Geeklog 
v1.5 final is released. (The 1.4.1 compatible version has been released and 
can be found at http://www.gllabs.org/filemgmt/index.php?id=191.)

If you follow the mailing list, you'll notice there was an effort to update 
the look of Geeklog, but ultimately it was rejected/postponed by Dirk, even 
though several of the other core devs voiced their favor of the new theme. I 
understand Dirk's reasoning in not wanting to support/maintain multiple 
themes in the release tarball. He has offered to create a link to our theme 
on geeklog.net below the link to download v1.5, so I think the effort hasn't 
completely fallen on deaf ears. :-)

> Are Geeklog developers so un artistic and/or boring ?

That's a strong statement, and one that I wouldn't go on record as saying. I 
would say though that developers in general have different priorities, 
focuses and strengths. For instance, my interests, talents, and emphasis lie 
in theme design, GUI, etc. Mark Evans, one of my associates at gl Labs, has 
coding skills for the "under-the-hood" stuff, but self-admittedly isn't 
strong in the graphic design area. This is what makes our working 
relationship so great, our strengths and weaknesses balance one another.

If anything, I would say that the core devs are focused on the 
infrastructure and inner workings of Geeklog, rather than its exterior 
appearance. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, ...but without the coupling 
of function *with* form, yes, the end result is a somewhat dated look.



> Regards,
> -- 
>      _        Jerry Rocteur 

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