[PD] changing the look of Pd to be more readable

Steffen Juul stffn at dibidut.dk
Mon Nov 5 19:17:18 CET 2007

On 05/11/2007, at 18.23, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

>> The file "theme_from_commandline" would just need to specify
>> variables in tcl-syntax:
>>     set theme_bgcolor grey
>>     set theme_bwidth 2
>>     ...
> FYI, this should be possible now using [textfile] and [sys_gui]. See
> my "themer" example I posted last night, then add [textfile] and some
> basic parsing.

I think the/your [sys_gui] is interesting from a GUI slash custom  
patch layout per patch point of view. But another interface for  
setting the general patch layout (~theme) would be great, I think.

One reason, as I spoke of earlier, is the possibility of getting it  
into vanilla Pd too. For that to make sense there need a non-external  
interface. - As I see it.

Related: What does the changes to the *.c files in  
color_scheme_support-0.40.3.patch do? I read c not good.

But to put it another way: Would it be troublesome to add another  
interface fx via a "theme file with tcl syntax"? At a later point it  
could get it's own tab in a tab-ified preference window as a bonus.

In this discussion i think it's good to keep the distinction between  
the general layout/theme and the per patch ditto.

Technically [sys_gui] and friends can do both. It can by it self do  
the general themes by (re)setting the vars in pd.tk. With friends it  
can therefor also reset it to default, where default is the the  
default theme the given user has specified - right?

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