What is Sato?
Sato is a new visual style for Poky Linux, the embedded Linux distribution. It is designed to work well with screens at very high DPI and restricted size, such as those often found on smartphones and PDAs. Not to mention it is coded with efficiency and speed in mind so that it works smoothly on hand-held and other embedded hardware. It will easily sit neatly on top of any device using the GMAE stack to provide a well defined user experience.
So what’s new?
We (OpenedHand) have just released the very first version. We’ve released it with version number 0.1, which indicates that it is a testing release and we think there are still quite a few improvements to make before we think it is perfect. We know there are bugs and if you think you have found a new one, we would encourage you to report it.
What does it look like?
Take a look at the screenshots:
What colour would you prefer?
How can I try it out?
- TakTak who drew the original icons for us (and released them under a Creative Commons Attribution–Share Alike 3.0 License)
- Andreas, who tweaked some of the icons, created missing ones and generally helped with suggestions about the theme
- Matthew, Ross and anyone else in OpenedHand who helped out
- And maybe I get to credit myself for writing the gtk-engine and compiling the icon theme