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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-09-23 19:20

@secipola: TNX, I'll try this approach as well. I'll also try and configure grub to show the images just so I can test all these.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby sickie » 2010-09-23 20:21

Great work, canci. It's the best theme of all proposed themes. I hope that Squeeze will be Debian Cieliezed :D
Does anybody know if there'll be any deb packages released before Squeeze will get released?
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-09-23 20:49

@sickie: TNX, you make me blush! :) deb packages are a possibility if anyone is nice enough to make them.
I personally have little experience with them. If you know anyone, help is always welcome!
Also, the theme is public domain, so everyone can hack on it till they drop! :)
The wiki has a probably not so complete TODO list:

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes ... -ciel#TODO
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby hellfire[bg] » 2010-09-28 21:52

Very nice theme. If there is a vote for Debian`s theme i think i will vote for your theme.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-10-13 01:51

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback! Here is a new, brighter version of the theme:

2.0 - 2010.10.13

* a new, brighter and happier version with clouds
* now with KDM and KSplash theme
* wallpaper, GDM and grub background are now the same image
* added dark grey Debian menu icon
* changed GTK theme proposal to MurrinaAquaish
* changed Metacity theme proposal to Murrina Rounded
* changed GTK icon theme proposal to Tango
* added LXDE theme proposals (Openbox Clearlooks and GTK as above); also made an LXDE logout splash
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby secipolla » 2010-10-13 17:22

Hi canci. Thank you. I think this tone of blue will look even better with my LXDE theme.
I've been using the original grub image as well as the gdm3 and wallpaper.
I didn't test the new version yet but I would like to share that I like the gdm background not having an icon and then the wallpaper having one.
First the login window would be over the Debian icon (I don't know yet how to take a screenshot of gdm3, except by opening a session in a window) and second because it's actually a nice effect when the wallpaper takes over the gdm image and the logo gradually appears (in GNOME the wallpaper appears gradually). See video attached.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-10-13 18:20

secipolla wrote:Hi canci. Thank you. I think this tone of blue will look even better with my LXDE theme.
I've been using the original grub image as well as the gdm3 and wallpaper.
I didn't test the new version yet but I would like to share that I like the gdm background not having an icon and then the wallpaper having one.
First the login window would be over the Debian icon (I don't know yet how to take a screenshot of gdm3, except by opening a session in a window) and second because it's actually a nice effect when the wallpaper takes over the gdm image and the logo gradually appears (in GNOME the wallpaper appears gradually). See video attached.

OK, I'll make a separate one without the logo and we'll put it to a vote. I'll also make a new version with a red Debian icon. I'm glad you liked the theme :)

It's actually fairly easy to start any application, and thus also a screenshooter, during gdm, as it has a special folder where you just copy any .desktop file from /usr/share/applications/ or just symlink it. I used ksnapshot as it gave me all functionality really quickly. I used the same method to start Gnome's appearance window and also gconf editor in order to change GDM's theme. Here is the guide:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=830238
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-10-14 20:14

New update...

2.1 - 2010.10.14
* Debian Ciel got a bit of lipstick ;) Reintroducing the rather pinkish Debian logo by popular request.
Thanks to Yves and all others for the suggestion!
* overhauled the wallpaper and other backgrounds; slightly more gradients
* SLiM theme!
* new and better KDM theme!
* GDM / KDM backgrounds now without disturbing logo (thanks to secipolla)
* new pinkish Debian icon
* added Xfce theming proposal
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby secipolla » 2010-10-14 21:51

I'm yet with 2.0 but here's my baby blue setup. I have even a combining Firefox look.
Synaptic also looks good with a rosy/salmon+light blue theme, reminds of those '50s buildings.

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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby jmtd » 2010-10-14 22:24

Very brief post, will try to elaborate.

Started a discussion on -release and -project about themes, agree with most posters that Ciel is the best candidate for a default squeeze theme.

Evaluating the theme would be much easier if it was packaged up so that you could install it and select it.

Also, watching for changes, submitting changes etc would be a lot easier if development was in a VCS repository. Not random tarball drops on megaupload! :-)

I spent a few minutes building a ciel-icon-theme package and decided to combine that with the contents of the 2.0 tar ball (I started this before the megaupload link was posted). I stuck the result at http://github.com/jmtd/ciel

if you check that out, cd to the ciel-icon-theme directory and "debuild", you get a .deb which provides a Ciel icon theme, at least.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby jmtd » 2010-10-14 22:25

PS I like(d) the grey swirl :)
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-10-14 22:48

Wow, tnx! This is finally taking shape... I tend to like the red swirl better. We should maybe have a vote and then decide. Or better yet, make 2 versions.
I have no idea how to package stuff, so this is really a bigbang-send if I may say so :)

I'm not using Debian right now, but will try to use the icon theme manually. TNX for your work!
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby secipolla » 2010-10-14 23:05

canci, the file in megaupload is "temporarily" unavailable.
Maybe you could upload it to sendspace.com
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-10-14 23:08

Use the mirror on the wiki below it.

http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel-2.1.tar.gz
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-10-15 01:24

jmtd wrote:I spent a few minutes building a ciel-icon-theme package and decided to combine that with the contents of the 2.0 tar ball (I started this before the megaupload link was posted). I stuck the result at http://github.com/jmtd/ciel

Why didn't I think about that? Just put the swirl into the correct folders and let it inherit the Tango icon theme. Easy as pie! :D TNX for the idea! Mind if I steel it? ;)
The guys over at the official debian-desktop mailing list gave me an SVN account, so I will commit there from tomorrow. Of course, you can track it on GIT if you want,
or fork it to make an evil, dark grey version :P, but it's better if we contribute there. I have no idea how SVN works, so it's howto time tomorrow. I also have no idea
who could give you an account, but you could subscribe to the mailing list here:

http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/

Expect "code" from tomorrow (lol, actually today, it's 3 AM already) on this channel :P :
http://svn.debianart.org/themes/ciel

EDIT: Done! The SVN now has Debian Ciel 2.1
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