[geeklog-devel] 1.5.0 Themes - was geeklog.net on 1.5.0 - and a db problem
eakwarren at gmail.com
Sun May 25 15:30:27 EDT 2008
> 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.
> _ Jerry Rocteur
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