taskWeeChat - Tasks: task #12425, Add support for ${color} globally

 
 

task #12425: Add support for ${color} globally

Submitter:  Filip H.F. "FiXato" Slagter <fixato>
Submitted:  Thu 17 Jan 2013 02:15:32 PM UTC
 
Category:  display Should Start On:  Thu 17 Jan 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Thu 17 Jan 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC Priority:  * 5 - Normal
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Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Planned Release:  None IRC nick:  FiXato
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Thu 17 Jan 2013 02:15:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

Currently only a couple of settings, such as weechat.look.buffer_time_format, support ${color} support changing colours of text within a display item.
Making this support global could simplify theming and get rid of a lot of themeing related setting.
For instance, instead of having weechat.color.status_* and similar settings to colour various bar items, you can just have the weechat.bar.*.items settings in which you can use colours in any place you want. (Especially since weechat.color.status_name is badly named, since it influences a bar item which can be placed in non-status bars too).

I realise this could 'ruin' everyone's theme though, but perhaps the weechat upgrade script can take this into account by adding the appropriate ${color} texts at the places where the various settings normally would've applied, before removing the settings from the config(s).

Filip H.F. "FiXato" Slagter <fixato>

 

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