[RCD] Ready for the switch?

Thomas Bruederli thomas at roundcube.net
Thu Jul 19 14:11:33 CEST 2012

Hello plugin developers et al!

As previously announced and finally confirmed by the recent poll, the
new Larry skin shall become the new default UI for Roundcube with the
upcoming stable release 0.8.

The most direct way to do that is to rename the skin folder from
"larry" to default and make the current default to "legacy". The big
drawback though is that all the plugins providing skin templates are
also forced to do so. If we leave the old skin as "default", hardly
anybody will benefit from the new skin unless the local config file is

As an alternative to the rough way proposed above, we could rename the
current default folder to "legacy" and keep Larry as "larry" and
instead resolve the config value "default" to "larry" within the code.

While I prefer the rough way, I'd still like to hear some opinions
from the plugin developers.
Those using rcube_plugin::local_skin_path() shouldn't have any
troubles no matter which way we choose. All the others please speak up
or change your code :-)


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