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Thread: Gnome Theme Creator

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    Gnome Theme Creator

    Would you like to have such a program? Would you use it? Would you use it if it's payed (~$1-$2) or only of it's free?

    A mockup is attached.

    This is example of what would a theme creator look like. The basic principles are these:

    1. You edit(create) a svg template (much like the single canvas workflow for icons in Breath) that contains all images needed for a theme.

    2. You set up some more options of the theme.

    3. Export as pixbuf theme (or css in the future)

    What do you think? Is this worth implementing? It is possible to do it right now but I need a wider discussion about it beforehand.
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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    I would definitely use it, but wouldn't pay for it. I got used to not paying since I left Windows. Also, it would be nice if it was open source too.
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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    This will work for the base stuff, like fonts, sizes and colors. Unfortunately, the finer details of a theme are dependent on the theme engine. Each theme engine (clearlook, aruro, murrine, etc) may have it's own options, which are incompatible and not present in other engines. For example, the murrine engine has its own configurator, but it doesn't work for other themes.
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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    I will prefer to test it first

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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    The only way I can see this working would be for a solely pixmap theme, and even then, it would be extremely complicated to use because there are so many different pixmaps you have to make.

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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    Quote Originally Posted by nilarimogard View Post
    I would definitely use it, but wouldn't pay for it. I got used to not paying since I left Windows. Also, it would be nice if it was open source too.
    Come ON, it's $1 or $2 bucks. How cheap can you be?

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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    Come ON, it's $1 or $2 bucks. How cheap can you be?
    Being forced to pay for software is a human rights violation.

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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Speck View Post
    The only way I can see this working would be for a solely pixmap theme, and even then, it would be extremely complicated to use because there are so many different pixmaps you have to make.
    It is exclusively for pixbuf theme engine because it uses svg template with lots of images. In the future it will support exporting as css theme as long as the development continues. Moreover I can't see why ppl don't like pixbif. It is as fast as others (but compared to the eyecandy you get from aurora for example not mist)

    I have seen such a template and even worked on it and I can confirm it is not so complicated plus all your gradients and shapes are usable by all widgets. It is also possible to define borders in the svg so the only thing a theme designer should do is make beautiful template - and export it to theme via the program.

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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Speck View Post
    Being forced to pay for software is a human rights violation.
    Oh, you had to go there, didn't you?

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    Re: Gnome Theme Creator

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Speck View Post
    Being forced to pay for software is a human rights violation.
    ..because?

    So you think the developer who puts in 100 hours to make this app deserves to die? And his family to go into poverty?

    If anything, not paying for software is a human rights violation.

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