If a theme uses only default regions or feature settings, it does not need to define them in its .info file. If even one additional region is used, it must define all regions, the default ones it wants to keep and the new ones. The same holds for features. This is true for subthemes, also: If our parent theme uses only the default regions, and so doesn't define any, and so our copy of its .info file doesn't define any, we'll lose all the default regions the moment we define a region ourselves.
18:33 rfay: Aren't a theme's regions always supposed to be in the .info file? Why does garland not have them?
18:36 stephthegeek: rfay, if it only has the default regions (header, footer, left, right), it doesn't need to declare them
18:36 rfay: stephthegeek, thanks. The only problem is when you add one to a subtheme :-)
18:37 rfay: Then it all blows sky-high
18:37 stephthegeek: rfay, yeah you need to list them all then
18:37 stephthegeek: you can't just add to it
18:37 stephthegeek: theme settings are the same way
18:37 rfay: stephthegeek, but theme settings are always listed in the parent's .info, true? So you can just copy them.
18:38 stephthegeek: rfay, no, i think they're the same way..
18:38 stephthegeek: if you have the usual (primary, secondary, logo, etc) defaults you don't have to declare them
18:38 stephthegeek: just if you want to have one less or custom ones :)
18:38 rfay: stephthegeek, thanks for the warning :-)