[Design-team] Fwd: Gnome shell theming plus extension!

Fabian A. Scherschel fab at sixgun.org
Wed Aug 4 17:52:06 UTC 2010

Wow.... This was fast! Cool!

I can't build Shell either, it fails at a point something to do with Vala.
The package from the repos is months old, I think Shell changed a lot since
Will keep trying.


# Fabian A. Scherschel
# Host & Producer, Sixgun Productions
# Member, Fedora Design Team

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Jef van Schendel
<jefvanschendel at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2010/8/4 Emily Dirsh <emily at fightingcrane.com>:
> > Thanks Jef! I haven't contacted anyone else about it. Although I would
> > love to share it with the gnome-shell team (probably the design team).
> > Liam and I just threw it together last night, and it's pretty rough
> > right now, so I thought I'd share it here and see if I could get it
> > tested a bit more. ;) (Honestly, I could see it as the basis of a theme
> > switcher/selector extension, but that's too ambitious for me atm :))
> >
> > I've had trouble building gnome-shell lately as well. Have you tried
> > installing the gnome-shell package? I found out last night that there is
> > a package for it in the repos. I'm not sure how recent it is, but it
> > should be fine for theme testing.
> The last time I tried was a long while back... I think I used the
> package from the repos. I'm on Ubuntu right now, so I hope the
> packages in the nightly PPA will work soon.
> But you're right, an older version will probably be fine for theming.
> I'll try that next and let you know how it goes!
> > When I get a chance, I'll definitely get in touch with the gnome-shell
> > team, because I also think we should help with documenting the
> > gnome-shell theming process. We really need documentation on available
> > selectors, and what parts of the shell they correspond with; as well as
> > the non-standard css styles the shell supports. You can figure a good
> > bit of it out between the included css file and plain trial and error,
> > but let's only have to do that once ;)
> Definitely. Most themes I've seen use a single color for half of the
> shell and gradients for the other half. I thought that was the extent
> of theming possibilities, but then I saw this:
> http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/214/3/7/GNOME_Shell___Ambiance_Theme_by_half_left.png
> Regardless of whether it looks good or not, it fits really really well
> with Ubuntu's theme and proves that there are more possibilities. I
> think that's really good news for us. :)
> Jef
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