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Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:35 am
by ~DEDEMASTER~
Hello is it possibly that reactos became a vista design looks like vixta-linux-design? Here are a pic of vixta:
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Vixta is an Linux OS. The functions are bad but the design is good. So my Question is, if there are plans to make reactos with the vixta-design

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:11 pm
by BOT_ev
Nope.

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:50 pm
by kevintrooper
You can always make your own design for it by adding that later once it is supported!

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:06 pm
by Haos
Nope.

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:18 am
by kevintrooper
Haos wrote:Nope.

For example WindowsBlinds, or whatever... Wont that work?

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:22 pm
by coldReactive
kevintrooper wrote:
Haos wrote:Nope.

For example WindowsBlinds, or whatever... Wont that work?
It's better to make it not rely on another program though, and only rely on uxtheme.dll (Yes, there are standalone themes that only require a modded uxtheme.dll, but too few nowadays). Or are there no plans to allow a modded uxtheme.dll to be present in ROS?

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:23 am
by RaptorEmperor
The developers are pretty adamant about keeping ReactOS as close to Windows 2000 in appearance as possible. Before Vista was out, some folks on the forums were crazy about trying to make ReactOS have a Luna interface, and now some people demand Vista's Aero interface, and when Windows 7 comes out we'll hear people begging for that interface as well. The thing is that both Aero and Luna take more memory to run than the classic Windows 2000 appearance, and adding those to ReactOS would obligate the developers to match ReactOS's skin with every new release of Windows. The concept of ReactOS is that it looks like Windows and runs Windows code natively. Most people are familiar with the Classic interface above all else, and it is the least resource-hungry, so that's why the developers don't switch the appearance to a supposedly more "modern" interface. Also, the developers are stretched thin just getting ReactOS itself running, so worrying about how it looks is not a priority at the moment.

As far as I know, the restrictions on uxtheme.dll are just a restriction that Microsoft placed to control the issue of skinning. With that in mind, I personally don't see the harm in not having that restriction in ReactOS. If I remember correctly, the current ReactOS Explorer is due to be replaced later in development, so that would be an issue to address when the time comes.When it does, it might be a legitimate topic of discussion. I'm not a developer, though, so they'd be the ones to make a decision in regards to anything.

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:25 pm
by BOT_ev
One thing that I can`t really understand is why people talk about themes when the OS itself is not stable and useful yet. There is new shell coming and so many other things to be done before we can even start to think about skins and that kind of stuffs.

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:14 pm
by SdC
BOT_ev wrote:One thing that I can`t really understand is why people talk about themes when the OS itself is not stable and useful yet. There is new shell coming and so many other things to be done before we can even start to think about skins and that kind of stuffs.
The same reason why some people think a 15 year old Volkswagen Golf Diesel is instantly a race monster when you put alloy wheels and a big spoiler on it....BLING!

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:21 am
by Vorg
I was trying to help someone change a file display setting on his vista system. Stay with w2k UI. Vista is crap

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:41 pm
by cppm
The decision to not develop a theme to emulate the look and feel of specific MS products, and stick with the classic windows widgets, is more than a personal preference of the developers.

Firstly It avoids possible litigation from MS, secondly it makes it easier for users to use their own themes, and thirdly it's the easiest way to create a windows like OS - you'll notice that the classic widgets are the only ones available in every version of windows since 95, through to Vista/Server 2008. They are the widget standard, and all else is icing to the cake.

It just makes sense to keep specific themes out of the ReactOS codebase.

Don't worry though, theming support is on the list of things to do; it's just it's a very big list and there are quite a few gribbly nasty things at the top. :?

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:54 am
by betaluva
it seems obvious to me, create support for uberskin application into the new explorer,its light,its freeeware,i dont see any downside?

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:49 pm
by MadWolf
hi
is uberskin gpl ??
is it written in c ??
where do i get uberskin ??

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:42 pm
by coldReactive
MadWolf wrote:hi
is uberskin gpl ??
is it written in c ??
where do i get uberskin ??
http://www.msfn.org/board/UberSkin-t110483.html

We don't know. You'd have to ask. It's also a Win98/ME Skinning Engine, not NT. In fact, the documentation has a guide on how to port XP Theme Data to it (Logging into XP, then logging into 98.)

Re: Vista Design possibly

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:56 am
by betaluva
"It's also a Win98/ME Skinning Engine" it supports 16 bit and 32 bit, i just installed it for fun( yes i know it wont work ) and it installed ok : http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6408/uberrosng3.jpg