[Design-team] Advice Request - GTK+ theming
lakristho at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 21:51:40 UTC 2010
I think we should try to focus on a new standard theme for Fedora :)
Clearlooks is too much upstream, we should make something which make
us stand out from the crowd :)
2010/4/19 Nelson Marques <07721 at ipam.pt>:
> don't take me wrong, if I had far more time and some more knowledge on
> this field, I would for sure embrace it. Since 2004 I don't produce a
> line o code for whatever purpose.
> I do love Radiance and Equinox (after most likely comes Aurora). This
> is something just to be different. Depending on this hack goes, maybe in
> the future we can look into that with more time. For me, right now it's
> just a hack.
> My skills with open source tools are very poor... and most of my
> previous contact with Linux was through remote consoles or RS232. This
> is something new to me 8)
> Going in such a large project would for sure handicap me in other
> fields where I need to stay focused.
> What I can suggest for this list and for your Team (mizmo and nicu feel
> free to kick in about this) is through Fedora Marketing (in which I can
> for sure help) launch a campaign for a new Fedora theme to all artists
> that are across several communities around. Maybe approach those
> communities with a good well though project and try to get people
> enrolled. I understand most people are running tight schedules, but
> could be something to do after F13 release in the scope of F14.
> That I can help with in the future for sure. I can make myself
> available also for packaging a given number of themes or engines if
> required for the design team, as I am aware that packaging is one area
> were we could all use some extra help.
> As for going solo on new theme... from the coding part (with time and
> some trial/error experiences) could eventually pull something, but from
> the artwork point of view, I don't see myself as a very creative person
> or skilled with the mainstream tools for FOSS. So possibly the most
> important part of the theme would go :(
> I'll go hack a bit Clearlooks and Fedora GTK/Metacity themes to get
> some concepts like colors used for bars, mouse over, pressed, effects,
> etc and see if I can collect there enough data.
> On a personal level I'm thinking on inserting maybe a couple of slick
> silver lines, but because, I like silver 8)
> I'll blog it once it's done, so should pop out in planet.
> Either way, thanks all.
> On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 19:59 +0200, Kris Thomsen wrote:
>> I think it would be better to start from scratch and take the Equinox
>> GTK engine instead :) Maybe try to google "how to make a gtk theme" :)
>> And I think we could make a great Fedora standard theme from Equinox -
>> it isn't too much Ubuntu ;) And Equinox is a really lovely theme
>> // Kris
>> 2010/4/19 Nelson Marques <07721 at ipam.pt>:
>> > Thanks for the valuable input. Will do for sure :)
>> > nelson.
>> > On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 19:58 +0300, Muayyad AlSadi wrote:
>> >> > Currently Equinox isn't packaged for Fedora as far as I know
>> >> I've built it for ojuba 3 (fedora 11)
>> >> you might use my .src.rpm
>> >> http://www.ojuba.org/downloads/updates/3/SRPMS/gtk-equinox-engine-1.1-1.oj3.src.rpm
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