On 29 June 2010 00:36, Mark Clements (HappyDog) <gmane(a)kennel17.co.uk> wrote:
<gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
Wikimedias development is centred on one skin. This used to be monobook
it is now vector. The question if a community may elect to be conservative
retro / different ignores this issue. There will be some effort to
other skins as well but as history has shown, bit rot will creep in. New
functionality will not be designed to work with other skins.
Why not? Isn't the whole *point* of a skinning system that users can choose
which skin to use *without* affecting functionality? Otherwise, it's not a
skin, it's a different user interface.
I don't think Vector is just a "different" theme, for the sake of
having things that glow and pretty colors.
I think is a better theme, and better here means is a better fundation
to build things.
Going "obsolete" is a luxury. Is possible, if theres enough resources
ℱin del ℳensaje.
These that choosed to continue living in caves or on the swamps can't
ask to get all the services of the people that has moved to live in
brick and mortar houses in a city, next to a river. Is hard to give
windows to the people living in caves, and build skyscrappers in the
swamps. Ignore this comment if you live in a brick and mortar city.