human theme changed?

Martin Alderson martinalderson at
Wed Mar 9 15:07:35 CST 2005

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 14:15:11 -0500, Brandon Hale <brandon at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 19:05 +0000, Martin Alderson wrote:
> > On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 14:10:13 -0500, deelerious <dlist at> wrote:
> > >
> > > Sanjeev Das Wrote:
> > > > after this mornings updates, the human theme looks much different. I
> > > > liked
> > > > the older one that looked more like industrial.
> > >
> > > It seems that the new theme uses the clearlooks engine not industrial.
> > > I happen to like the new one better.../me ducks  :o
> > >
> > > It also installs the warty cursor theme, piece of cake to enable it
> > > after installing gcursor.
> >
> > I just wish that they'd switch to the clearlooks theme. It will be the
> > default for GNOME and, as such, will mean that in there will be at
> > least some consistency across GNOME desktops. At the moment nearly
> > every distro has their own theme, it makes it very hard for any real
> > desktop consistency.
> It *is* the clearlooks theme, with a different color pallet.  The engine
> takes into account usability concerns, aesthetics, and other things,
> which is why its at the top of the list (read: NOT definatively chosen
> as GNOME's default).
> To those who don't like this engine, great! Ubuntu offers many more,
> some installed by default. I personally have never liked the Human (on
> top of Industrial or ClearLooks) brown pallet, and it takes me no more
> than a few seconds to change to a theme of my preference.  One of the
> coolest parts of Open Source is choice.

Not when the choice is not easy to do. The vast, vast majority of
'normal' users are not going to understand the concepts of themes
whatsoever. They will simply boot Ubuntu up and think 'good god, what
on earth is this'? (no pun intended).

I just think it's high time that Ubuntu stops trying to impose a new
style on the desktop. I think it's better for GNOME, and desktop Linux
as a whole. Not to mention that people can pool their talents
artistically instead of trying to split them across 15 distros all
trying to look the best.

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