Closed Bug 488061 Opened 12 years ago Closed 4 years ago

[meta] windows xp theme


(Thunderbird :: Theme, enhancement)

Windows XP
Not set


(Not tracked)

Thunderbird 3.0b3


(Reporter: clarkbw, Unassigned)




(Keywords: meta)

This bug is for tracking a windows xp theme for Thunderbird 3.  Most of this work is going to involve porting over the various theme elements from the tango work for the linux gnomestripe theme.

see bug 415415 for the similar linux tango theme tracker
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3+
Depends on: 488104
Depends on: 488107
Depends on: 488109
Depends on: 490067
Depends on: 490784
Depends on: 490801
Depends on: 494429
Depends on: 494439
Depends on: 496375
Depends on: 495088
Depends on: 495465
Depends on: 495478
Depends on: 496562
Blocks: 497288
No longer blocks: 497288
Depends on: 497288
Blocks: 503077
No longer blocks: 503077
Depends on: 503077
Depends on: 495534
Depends on: 505047
Depends on: 506011
No longer depends on: 503077
Depends on: 507508
As I've noted in a couple of other bugs, please pay some attention to the comments in the beta 3 feedback thread!  It seems almost everyone is rather unhappy with the icon changes:

User input and feedback is extremely important at this point!  Please be careful because many seem to feel things are going backwards recently.  It's a shame because TB3 has a lot of potential, except for the (mostly) unwanted UI changes.

Also, if anyone cares to take a look, I created a theme using the old TB2 icons.  I highly suggest that Windows users at least have a choice of themes:

It will be interesting to follow the feedback that comes from my "new" theme.  If the consensus is that it's better than the current direction, I'm hoping you'll consider taking that into account and reverting back to at least some of the old icons and gui design.
Depends on: 508548
Depends on: 509268
(In reply to comment #1)
I second every word of this comment. Please don't make Tango (or whatever this new TB3 theme is) the default. TB2 default theme looks sooo much better.
TB2 theme is much clearer and more user-friendly. 

Please do NOT change to this new Tango icon set.
Depends on: 514072
Mass move to the new theme component.
Component: Mail Window Front End → Theme
QA Contact: front-end → theme
Is there any scenario where we'd expend further energy on a platform that's on it's way out?
*Sigh* Yes, probably. Unfortunately TB is widely used on XP, and considering many businesses are hesitant to update (Especially since Microsoft is actually *still* releasing security updates), we probably should support it for a while longer. When I get some stats that indicate the % of users on XP is miniscule, then we can drop the energy.

That said, Richard and I generally do put more time and resources into current platforms (Aero and Classic).
With TB 53 Windows XP is deprecated.
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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