[Mageia-dev] Proposal to change default gtk3 theme back to upstream choice

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Nov 25 13:26:39 CET 2011

'Twas brillig, and Colin Guthrie at 25/11/11 12:19 did gyre and gimble:
> 'Twas brillig, and Anne nicolas at 25/11/11 10:54 did gyre and gimble:
>> Le 25/11/2011 10:10, Colin Guthrie a écrit :
>>> 'Twas brillig, and Funda Wang at 25/11/11 02:39 did gyre and gimble:
>>>> Currently, we are selecting oxygen as default theme for whole distro,
>>>> but oxygen-gtk3 is too unstable, nor seems to be actively maintained.
>>>> Maybe we should change default theme for gtk3 applications, the same
>>>> as upstream? Especially considering we will providing gtk3 as one
>>>> major choice of applications in mageia 2?
>>> Yeah certainly in gnome3 this now looks really nasty now. The default
>>> upstream choice was much nicer.
>> Oxygen theme is intended to replace Ia_Ora one as it's a big work to
>> maintain our own theme. BTW it needed to be renewed. Oxygen is for now
>> the only one available under gtk and qt apps and gives consistancy
>> between both kind of apps.
>> Oxygen is actively maintained and one of the maintainers is using
>> Mageia. So we still have bugs inside that should be fixed soon.
>> Finally oxygen-gtk3 is now upstream so it should help a lot also for
>> long term maintainance
> Perhaps it's a different issue then, but Gnome-Shell today looks ugly
> due to the theme no longer reflecting the Adwaita theme it was using
> before... Ia-Ora was not used in there before and thus Gnome-Shell
> looked fine.
> I'm all for dropping Ia-Ora but with this side effect Gnome-Shell looks
> really bad. Sadly I guess the Alpha will ship like this :(

I guess it's something different to the gtk3 theme.... Will try and work
out the cause.



Colin Guthrie

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