Open Moko Themes

Tim Newsom cephdon at
Tue Jun 12 15:32:29 CEST 2007

This is where XAML or XUL are particularly suited.
The idea is that the UI will be mostly svg commands or in some cases 
images.. But rendered completely by the engine.  Look up what you get 
for using it and you will see what I am talking about.  There is work to 
be done getting XAML to function on linux.. But it would be worth the 
effort, IMHO.

BTW, mono has started a project called moonlight which aims to bring 
silverlight applications to mono. Maybe we can help accelerate some of 
that work?


On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 4:29, Peter A Trotter wrote:
> UI for these different screen resolutions and potentially form factors 
> is going to be more then a case of image resizing. It will be whole 
> different layouts. I am quickly coming round to the idea of a near 
> complete separation of GUI from application. It is the only way to 
> really present the same apps on the different Openmoko hardware 
> platforms.
> At the same time I am not convince that html is the way to go. What are 
> the options here?
> -Pete
> On 12/06/07, Frank Coenen < franknstein666 at> wrote:
>> Making your icons/panels/butons in svg-format and make a shell-script 
>> that (using imagemagick for example) converts all of them to the 
>> requered resolution in png.
>> It shouldn't be the worry of the designer in what resolution use 
>> intend to use OpenMoko.The program/GTK should take care of that.
>> On 6/12/07, Luit van Drongelen < openmoko at> wrote:
>>> I think the first theme concern should be different resolutions.
>>> Currently there's just a VGA theme, but QVGA and WQVGA (i guess...
>>> 480x272 anyways) for future phones, and non-FIC phones. (most phones
>>> and PDAs are QVGA).
>>> At least I'd like to see that come soon.
>>> --
>>> LuitvD
>>> On 6/12/07, Jon Phillips <jon at > wrote:
>>>>  On Mon, 2007-06-11 at 19:19 -0500, Tim Shannon wrote:
>>>>  > I know that there are going to be themes for the OpenMoko interface,
>>>>  > but I'm just wondering if there is anyone who has started working on
>>>>  > alternate themes?  I think I'd like to take a crack at it, and I was
>>>>  > curious if anyone has had any start yet.
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>>>>  I haven't, but OpenMoko team and I have discussed how the main 
>>>> theme is
>>>>  going to be CC BY-SA licensed. It would be great to get other 
>>>> interfaces
>>>>  licensed under CC BY or BY-SA tooo!
>>>>  Jon
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