[Users] [Bug 3488] New: make default theme PNG-based

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Tue Aug 4 10:59:24 CEST 2015


            Bug ID: 3488
           Summary: make default theme PNG-based
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: GIT
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: mones at users.sourceforge.net

With the aim of removing harcoded XPM icons with unknown origin I hereby
propose to make the default theme:
* PNG based instead XPM
* File based instead of harcoded in the binary

Existing XPM themes can be easily migrated to PNG, so no theme is lost. If done
carefully they can even be improved as PNG supports Alpha channel (vs simple
XPM masks)

There's a drawback which may happen when a user runs the binary without
installing it first (or a binary build with a different prefix of what is
installed): icons won't be found on shared data dir. This can be solved by at
least two methods:
a) a new command line option to specify which theme dir to use 
b) automatically download the default theme tarball from claws-mail.org and
install it to user's ~/.claws-mail, setting is as 'fallback' theme

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