Archive for September, 2006

GNOME @ LinuxWorld London

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

GNOME has a stand at LinuxWorld London this year. If you’d like to help out, let us know by e-mailing

Apparently we’re supposed to advertise the event…

"Get More Themes"

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

I just noticed that GTK+ 2.10 has a GtkLinkButton, so maybe I can get to close bug 323323. My ideas is to add a link on the gnome theme manager to link to (does not exist yet!), that will point to

I think this would give the perfect excuse to clean up a bit, and get rid of some of the old/ugly/broken themes. My goal for would be a moderated high quality art resource, safe for work and safe for family. Hopefully (if I can fix bug 325300) then it can just have “complete” themes, covering all aspects the theme manager does.

What do people think about Is it time to give it a clean up, and point it in a clearer direction? I think it needs a unique selling point, and that should be that it only has very high quality themes.

Updates? Updates?

Friday, September 15th, 2006

I used to think that the endless round of updates, and consequent moaning about them round the office, was a Windows only thing.

So, am I the only person who is getting irritated by the constant (nearly every day?) updates from Ubuntu? Would it be so difficult to roll these up and only release them once a week or something?

More confusion

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Now, thanks to
this thread
, the Clearlooks theme <b>will</b> be the default GTK+ theme in GNOME 2.16, but it will <b>not</b> have the glossy scrollbars. So, Clarius is no more, and Clearlooks no longer has glossy scrollbars.

For those of you who like the blue glossy scrollbars however, do not despair! You can get your favourite scrollbar colour back by removing the comment mark on line 52 of $PREFIX/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc. And we will be adding a seperate Clearlooks-Bling (or some more appropriate name) theme to gtk-engines soon, so Richard can add any other “less-than-conservative” changes without upsetting any the default Gnome theme.