New Fedora GTK Theme

Andrea Cimitan cimi86 at
Sun Nov 12 17:44:57 UTC 2006

Il giorno Sun, 12 Nov 2006 12:10:25 -0500
Máirín Duffy <duffy at> ha scritto:

> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> I don't think that this is a matter of the 'art team making a 
> >> decision" though. This is a matter of there being absolutely no 
> >> process. There isn't any defined process to get artwork & themes
> >> into the distribution right now. This is a very old problem so
> >> let's just trailblaze through it.
> > 
> > Its not quite a problem really. 
> (Well, actually it is but I won't elaborate any more. 0:) )
> > A fedora-list discussion suggest that there are people interested
> > in doing this. Since we have a general policy on staying close to
> > upstream, it would be nice if upstream people are involved in the
> > packaging efforts too. It helps in user <-> developer interactions.
> > If you are not interested in packaging this, you can set bugzilla
> > preferences to be automatically CC'ed on all bugs for that
> > particular component. This is what upstream Gaim developers do for
> > example.
> What do you think about this idea, Cimi? I know you can't package 
> Murrine but Would you be willing to be CC'ed on Fedora Murrine bugs?

Yes, but just for bugs about "Murrine" and not about the "packaging

> >> Does anyone oppose moving to the Murrine engine?
> > 
> > Well, one question. How can we intelligently comment on a engine
> > without looking at the code? If the themes are completely
> > customizable which apparently is the case here, how do we
> > understand the value of a particular engine over another by merely
> > looking at screenshots?
Try the engine and make few benchmarks, enjoy the speed, also try to
found bugs! No one :D. I can guarantee this. 
There's a simple difference between clearlooks and murrine: murrine
is currently supported and developed, clearlooks is dead one year ago
(except few updates/bugfixes) as you can see in gnomecvs. This is due
to the creator of Clearlooks, Remenic, who is no longer updating
clearlooks (he has no more time to it)
All bugs found on clearlooks are currently ported to murrine (as gnome
devs tell me on #gnome-art)

> By using it and getting a sense for its look & feel (definitely 
> different than Clearlooks), snappiness/speed, and 
> customizability/available themes is what I was thinking. The code
> isn't everything, right? ...A means to an end for our purposes here.
> If nobody opposes it on those fronts then it would be well worth a
> code review; I can probablay talk to Ray about that if nobody here
> opposes the theme on the other points.
> Thanks for the helpful info, as always, Rahul!
> ~m

The code is absolutely ok... thrust me... 

Cimi - Andrea Cimitan

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