Pinstripe New Default Theme for Mozilla Thunderbird on Mac OS X

Thursday April 1st, 2004

Kevin Gerich wrote in to tell us that Pinstripe is new default theme for Mozilla Thunderbird on Mac OS X. Pinstripe, a collaboration between Kevin and Stephen Horlander, is designed to fit in with the Aqua graphical style and is already the default Mozilla Firefox OS X theme. Mac users can try out Pinstripe in the latest Thunderbird nightly.

#8 Re: Re: Re: Who do mac users care so much for eye

by jgraham

Thursday April 1st, 2004 3:57 PM

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What are you talking about? Most open source software will run on a Mac, even software designed to run under X. You can run KDE on a Mac if you so want. So don't know what you're talking about lack of software or needng to wait for Apple to bless things.

Now it's true that there's less flexibility in the hardware but the upside is that things are more likely to work out of the box. That's not true for PC laptops which also suffer from an inabilty to mix and match components so, if you're buying a laptop, that argument works in favour of Macs. For pepherials you have basically the same choice you would for a PC.

The benefit of using a theme that replicates the look and feel of the platform is that it makes the app more seem familar to users of that platform. It also prevents the application from sticking out (so much) like a sore thumb.

This is just a step on from usng nsITheme to get various widgets to have a native feel on all platforms or perfoming other bits of system integration.