Posted: 15 May 2020 3:25 EDT Last activity: 16 Oct 2020 12:08 EDT
Difference between Theme-Cosmos and Theme-Clarity
I am trying to understand more about design systems in Pega. Design system is more than a skin and it is right now shipped as an application within Pega. We have two design systems. 1) UI-Kit and 2) Cosmos. We are starting our development on 8.4 and have few questions on this.
Can we still continue to use UI-Kit before we get familiar with Cosmos. Is it a good option to change from UI-KIT to Cosmos later?
Does UI-Kit be deprecated in the coming releases?
I have seen one more application named Theme-Clarity. Is it a new design system?
Why do we have two design systems (Cosmos and UI-Kit). Is it support to existing upgrades?
> Does UI-Kit be deprecated in the coming releases?
UI-kit will be deprecated at some point, right now it is in maintenance mode only - There is not going to be new features added in UI-kit after Pega 8.4 - UI-Kit 15.0 is the latest major release of UI-Kit - only fixes for specific issues will be added in ui-kit 145.
> I have seen one more application named Theme-Clarity. Is it a new design system?
Clarity is used for Web Mashup when you want to expose existing case type through Web Self Service (WSS) and need a more consumer grade skin / look and feel and don't need the full portal experience.
> Why do we have two design systems (Cosmos and UI-Kit). Is it support to existing upgrades?