After over a year and a half of development - Colorizer is approaching release 1.0.
This means that it is undergoing significant changes.
Currently, it is in the phase of transformation from a tool for developers, experimenters, and ricing maniacs towards a tool that is more useful also to the end user.
The most spectacular functionality is/will be the ability to save and restore the color schemes for all components and also the whole desktop meta-theme at once.
|Module||description||Save/Restore color scheme||Ready for 1.0?||notes|
|Menus||Look and feel of all jgmenu-based menus and tools||need testing|
|Conky||Conky Manager & Colorizer||need testing|
|OpenBox||Openbox Window decoration||in progress||no|
|Panel tint2||Configure and colorize panel||…||no||prototype, not published yet|
After completing the above, the next step is to create a mechanism to save/restore the Mabox Desktop Theme (meta theme), which will consist of:
- colorschemes for all above
- font settings
- sizing options
- GTK theme and icons
|Area||description||Ready for 1.0?||notes|
|Fonts module||quickly change fonts from one place|
|mbclr||submenu to modify/change colors|
|Rootmenu||Main menu of Colorizer||no||need work|
|Main Window||Interactive HTML main window and Help||no||need work|
|PyRadio and Cava||extra modules for PyRadio and Cava audio visualiser|
|Documentation||to be written as a separate website||not started|
The option to automatically generate a theme after changing the wallpaper will probably be removed, or at least hidden more deeply. In most cases (~80%), the generated themes still need to be tweaked manually.
It will certainly still be possible to quickly generate a theme based on the wallpaper in each component separately (OB, Conky, menus. tint2). In two options: dark and light.
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