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ttbgwt
9 Jul 2008, 3:52 AM
Why was the slate theme removed? Is it a licensing issue?

buzz
9 Jul 2008, 5:27 AM
Most probably in reaction to a comment on Ajaxian.

http://ajaxian.com/archives/ext-gwt-10-gwt-15-support-new-apis-performance-and-docs#comments

zaccret
9 Jul 2008, 6:47 AM
I didn't know there was a license on the Slate theme. There isn't any license information in the zip released here : http://extjs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15989

About EPL, I have not seen any EPL code in GXT for a long time.

darrellmeyer
9 Jul 2008, 6:59 AM
Yes, the Slate theme was removed. We received permission to bundle the theme from J.C. Bize, the theme author. However, since it is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0, and we did not provide any additional license information, we decided it would be easiest to just remove it.

mindstream
12 Jul 2008, 5:44 AM
I guess I'm confused. I upgraded to the 1.0 release, and I'm still using the slate theme. Can you please clarify? Thanks.

mwaschkowski
16 Jul 2008, 10:02 AM
Well, thats the straw for me. I've made bug reports that were ignored, and one of the reasons I bought this widget set was because I liked the slate theme. It is not fair to existing customers to remove features because:

'it would be easiest to just remove it.'

Not even an apology.

Whats next, a table component is removed because its easiest to not support it? Sigh. I'm thinking there are better options out there.

Yours truly,

Mark Waschkowski

mindstream
16 Jul 2008, 10:06 AM
I agree that pulling features at this point is bad. But I'm wondering why I haven't gotten a single response to this question obviously targeted at extJS. Not interested? That would tell me all I need to know.

And... as I said, I'm still using the Slate theme. So I don't understand. If it was removed, how is it that I'm still able to use it?

darrellmeyer
16 Jul 2008, 10:24 AM
You can can still use the Slate theme, it just will not be bundled with Ext GWT in future releases. The Slate homepage is here:

http://extjs.com/learn/Extension:SlateTheme

There are a few Ext GWT styles you can add to xtheme-slate.css:


.my-list-item-over .my-list-item-l {
background: url(../images/gxt/shared/select-19-bg-gray.gif) no-repeat left -57px;
}

.my-list-item-over .my-list-item-icon,.my-list-item-over .my-list-item-check,.my-list-item-over .my-list-item-c
{
background: url(../images/gxt/shared/select-19-bg-gray.gif) repeat-x left -95px;
}

.my-list-item-over .my-list-item-r {
background: url(../images/gxt/shared/select-19-bg-gray.gif) no-repeat right -76px;
}

.my-list-item-sel .my-list-item-l {
background: url(../images/gxt/shared/select-19-bg-gray.gif) no-repeat left 0px;
}

.my-list-item-sel .my-list-item-icon,.my-list-item-sel .my-list-item-check,.my-list-item-sel .my-list-item-c
{
background: url(../images/gxt/shared/select-19-bg-gray.gif) left -38px;
}

.my-list-item-sel .my-list-item-r {
background: url(../images/gxt/shared/select-19-bg-gray.gif) no-repeat right -19px;
}

.my-list-flat .my-list-item-sel {
background-color: #DDE4F0;
border: 1px dotted #9EB8ED;
}

.x-border {
border: 1px solid #ABB7BD;
}

.my-list {
border: 1px solid #ABB7BD;
}If you want to allow the user to change themes you can add a new theme to the Themes module which has not been removed.

Martin Kraus
16 Jul 2008, 11:11 AM
You can can still use the Slate theme, it just will not be bundled with Ext GWT in future releases. Have you consulted a lawyer about this? GPL is not compatible with Create Commons License so by making such statements you are promoting license violations.

jack.slocum
16 Jul 2008, 11:34 AM
Have you consulted a lawyer about this? GPL is not compatible with Create Commons License so by making such statements you are promoting license violations.
That isn't exactly true. Commercial license holders would have no problem using it. Those using the GPL license for in-house development (no distribution) would have no issue with it. Those creating GPL software for distribution would be the only conflict. If the latter is your case, I recommend contacting the creator of the theme - he has already stated he is open to other open source licensing.

Martin Kraus
16 Jul 2008, 12:04 PM
Clearly what you and Darrel have said are not in sync. Is this your opinion or a legal assertion from ExtJS? So why does the GXT 1.0 release which is avaialble for download on the Ext site still include the Slate theme. A user asked that very same question 4 days back and it was never answered. Not trying to bust balls, just a licence freak.

gslender
16 Jul 2008, 3:26 PM
Darrell,

Is it possible for you to just bundle the Slate theme separately, using the same license as the Slate author, so that it is easy and clear to install/add?

If not, can you give me some tips/advice on how to make this easy so I can bundle a release as per above in the UX way? (ie I'd understand if you'd prefer not to be associated with such a confusing bundle/unbundle/re-release activity)

BTW - easy for me would be like adding a JAR file and appropriate inherrits in the GWT XML etc...

zaccret
16 Jul 2008, 11:58 PM
You can get it here : http://extjs.com/learn/Extension:SlateTheme

zaccret
17 Jul 2008, 12:07 AM
... sorry, I missed some posts.

darrellmeyer
17 Jul 2008, 6:13 AM
Ext GWT 1.0.1 is now available and does not include the Slate theme.

gslender
18 Jul 2008, 3:31 PM
user extension posted with slate theme
http://extjs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41727

darrellmeyer
1 Jan 2009, 5:15 PM
The Slate theme was donated to Ext JS by the theme author J.C. Bize (http://extjs.com/forum/member.php?u=3697). The Slate theme was added to Ext GWT in the 1.1 (http://extjs.com/forum/../blog/2008/09/18/ext-gwt-11-released/) release and is licensed under the same terms as the library.

matthew12345
29 Nov 2009, 6:24 AM
I think u need professional help. Why dont you consult a lawyer???
I posted a link,you can check it out...
http://arnoldbeyerkatz.com