Community-driven redesign / new theme for Paroli

Laszlo KREKACS laszlo.krekacs.list at
Thu May 21 15:07:04 CEST 2009

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 10:55 PM, Risto H. Kurppa <risto at> wrote:
> I don't know exactly how doable it is. As far as I know, it's possible
> to create themes for Paroli. I don't know what parts can be changed or
> how to do it but I believe that if people are interested, it'll all
> come out nicely: I'm sure someone here knows the good old pen&paper
> thing (or GIMP or Inkscape :) to design a GUI for Paroli. We add some
> user experience skills to give it the usability touch. I'm also sure
> there are people here who know enough about themes and python to
> implement the template.

I have spent some time in paroli theming, and how this whole e stuff
works together. So I would like to propose the following thing.

As the paroli gui itself is a bit in flux, needs some consistency here and
there, the best way to involve the community, is to draw invidual screens
how each pages should look like. There is not so much screens in paroli:
- homescreen
- people app screen, people->contact_detail, new_contact_dialer,
- io
- msgs, new_msgs_dialer, new_msgs_text, msgs_error_popup
- tele
- settings, settings->*

Its only 12 screens and the settings submenus.

So I think taking screenshot on every screen, put them into an inkscape.svg
file, import most of the images from edje directories, and we can
evolve from there.

We define the svg page to be 480x640 px. We draw a main black rectangle at this
size. We draw 480x65 rectangle for the illume top bar, and we are settle.
(the paroli window is 480x575px, and its stretched when needed, ie in
or when the keyboard is shown)

I have already created some concept drawings in inkscape, if there are interest
I can share it:

And we can even write some explanation to the others:

We can draw the whole interface in inkscape, and export directly as
.png images to
the theme. Its not that hard. I have created a call/hang up icon, here
is a screenshot:

1. create a central communication point (wiki is enough?)
2. take all those screenshots
3. create an inkscape .svg file (already done)
4. import those screenshots in there
5. import the images from edje directories (call button, delete button, etc)
6. start drawing proposing consistent layout, etc.

Who is in?


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