[ubuntu-art] Kin "Piano" Progress

Arjuna Navaratna arjnav at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 13:18:38 BST 2008

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 1:41 PM, Ken Vermette <vermette at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 12:50 AM, Ken Vermette <vermette at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey Everyone;
>> I've been without an internet connection of my own for awhile, I've
>> recently moved so I'm waiting to get hooked up.
>> The Piano styling of Kin is still in the works, and some things are being
>> modified due to Emerald Pixmap limitations, but it is looking very good,
>> albut I had to remove the highlight on the top and bottom rims.
>> Meat and Potatoes;
>> What I'd really like to get at, is forming a Kin team to help unify
>> Kin-Theme development and diversify styles. We have Kith, Slab, Tonic,
>> Human2, Piano, Codname Plue and others; all being produced individually.
>> They all have several styles in common, so if we could get the people that
>> excel in their elements to work on what they do best - we could not only
>> have a diverse collection, but one with truly complete themes instead of
>> half-baked lemons.
>> Realistically, what I could dedicate to any team that forms is I
>> personally can create Emerald themes, from start-to-finish, and build
>> Pixmap/SVG GTK elements. Anything that could be done with SVG, I could help
>> style and concept.
>> What we would need on the team, would be actual GTK theme programming
>> (having several failed Kin GTK themes myself, I'm no good at it), Metacity
>> programming (although Kin Tonic metacity has set an EXCELLENT standard for
>> that, hopefully Tonic, I would like you to join the team). Additionally,
>> anybody with experience is tweaking themes on a program-level would be good.
>> In addition, bootsplash, logon pages and other interface elements could be
>> done, aswell, I can help produce graphics for those.
>> Going onto less-important assets (but assests nonetheless) we could also
>> give gnome-games a facelift (I know I've already started a couple graphical
>> tweaks for aislerot and a couple others), and other programs auch as Avant,
>> Kiba, Gnome-Panel applets, KDE, Firefox, etc. Any program that either
>> doesn't "fit" or looks outdated.
>> I don't know how to setup launchpad or other sites a team could be
>> established (unless I program a personal site, but I would prefer an already
>> ubuntu-oriented website) but when I get a solid connection I could set one
>> up, unless someone beats me to it (I get a connection on Wednsday, nudge
>> nudge, wink wink)
>> Lastly, as always, amazing work, everybody! All these themes are similar
>> and unique. One way or another, if we create a pallet of themes and suite of
>> components - it would be simple mix and match to maximize all of our themes
>> unique potential, and we could establish the level of organization required
>> to polish our themes.
>> -Ken Vermette
> An exceptionally rough screenshot. Currently the theme is a version of
> Slickness being modified. The colours,toolbars, anything visible in the GTK
> except the menubar are due for being updated to the Piano GTK. Buttons are
> incomplete, and the bottom of the frames in Emerald are en-route (being
> tinkered)
> http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/raraken/Screenshot-2.jpg
> -Ken Vermette
Looking real good. But why does the bottom half of the window frame change
shade. Its a darker color all around except at the bottom. Is that
intentional or are have you yet to change it.

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