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Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:00 pm
by ImperialSpectre
Just a thought will ReactOS eventually have a set of themes similar to Windows XP themes like its silver theme? I did quite like that Silver theme and noticed that on the Black Mesa stand alone game it showed on the fictional computers a Windows 98 interface but with the Windows XP silver theme in use. Are there any plans to have more themes available in the future?

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:23 pm
by binarymaster
There is no need to clone XP themes, just copy over Luna.msstyle file from your genuine Windows XP installation into the same folder in ReactOS.

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 pm
by ImperialSpectre
Interesting idea! What about other themes that lets say were made during Windows XP's era? like for example those from Stardock Wincustomize site would they have a potential to run eventually?

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:33 am
by binarymaster
Everything that runs on Windows XP / 2003 should run on ReactOS as well. If something doesn't work, that's a bug which should be reported to the bug tracker.

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:08 am
by Quim
binarymaster wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:23 pm
There is no need to clone XP themes, just copy over Luna.msstyle file from your genuine Windows XP installation into the same folder in ReactOS.
If you someone can do original .msstyles to ReactOS, he or she should do them and let us know about...

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:10 am
by Quim
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Interesting idea! What about other themes that lets say were made during Windows XP's era? like for example those from Stardock Wincustomize site would they have a potential to run eventually?
Could you search all possible Windows XP msstyles and test them in ReactOS, and publish your progress on JIRA?

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:20 am
by binarymaster
Quim wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:10 am
Could you search all possible Windows XP msstyles and test them in ReactOS, and publish your progress on JIRA?
JIRA is not the right place for publishing investigation progress.

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:40 pm
by Quim
binarymaster wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:20 am
JIRA is not the right place for publishing investigation progress.
And using "epic" tag?
Here´s an example: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-15603

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:53 pm
by hbelusca
Quim wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:40 pm
binarymaster wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:20 am
JIRA is not the right place for publishing investigation progress.
And using "epic" tag?
Here´s an example: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-15603
Don't you just understand what binarymaster has written and you quoted? JIRA is **ONLY** for bug-reports !!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:02 am
by Quim
hbelusca wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Don't you just understand what binarymaster has written and you quoted? JIRA is **ONLY** for bug-reports !!!!!!!!!!!!
I assume that some bugs there will be. Sorry.
I don´t think that all Windows XP msstyles will work without some problems...

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:03 pm
by karlexceed
There's a difference between "x theme doesn't work", "y theme doesn't work", "z theme doesn't work"... And "msstyles aren't properly applied - this error is shown consistently in the debug logs".

In other words - do your investigation, but don't report every individual theme that doesn't work as if they're separate issues because there is likely one consistent issue that prevents some msstyles themes from applying. Like this: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-13880

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:43 pm
by ctasan
Quim wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:40 pm
binarymaster wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:20 am
JIRA is not the right place for publishing investigation progress.
And using "epic" tag?
Here´s an example: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-15603
I had to use Epic to combine my all bug reports into one bug for easy searching, because I can't tie any two issues as "relates" or "duplicates" anymore.

Re: Windows XP Silver theme?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:29 pm
by hbelusca
ctasan wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:43 pm
[...] because I can't tie any two issues as "relates" or "duplicates" anymore.
Certainly because there has been some abuse of the functionality by people in the past.