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Why was Walnut2 for Thunderbird created?
Walnut started life first a 'wood' theme for Mozilla somewhere around M10 (even before Firefox, Seamonkey, etc), which is now 9.5 years ago! By then the 'wood' idea came from my first attempts at creating a skin for Winamp.
The overall idea behind Walnut is to provide a convincing 'wood' look and feel, for all parts of the application, but with quality widgets using consistent and clear styling. One of the design rules is to always give consistent feedback on the use of widgets, by always providing a clear hover state and active state.
Walnut2 is a refinement of the original Walnut (which will be still be maintained and further developed), using more smooth backgrounds and even smoother widgets.
What's next for Walnut2 for Thunderbird
Main development focuses on supporting extensions, fixing issues (if any!), and keeping up to date with Thunderbird development, including support for current nightlies.
Specifically for Walnut2 attention will be to further smoothen the overall look and feel, by using next generation features such as shadows, rounding, etc.
About the Developer
|Occupation||Business Architect @ Jibes|
|User since||March 5, 2007|
|Number of add-ons developed||21 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Rated 4 out of 5 stars|
Who is alfredkayser?
Active theme developer for Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey and Songbird. I have also contributed to Mozilla core development in areas such as image decoding, zip file decoding, network cache, css parsing, and others. Developing all these themes and keeping these up to date with current (and future) releases of Firefox, Thunderbird (incl. Lightning) and Songbird take up much of my sparetime (next to acting, particular in open air performances of Shakespeare).