hi !

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 5 22:49:07 UTC 2013

On 5 August 2013 09:41, Anibal Ardid <anibalardid at gmail.com> wrote:
> If anybody tested OpenSuse KDE , you can see what they do ... They takes
> stock kde and put some modifications to do more personalized ...
> I'm talking to do something similar.

GTK still changes its theme support and requirements too much from
release to release. That's a big reason why none of the mainstream
Linux distros have bothered building a custom theme for GNOME 3.

Also, shipping an alternate theme by default, even if it were
Ambiance, would be controversial. Even the early comments in this
thread show how subjective theme preferences are. With Adwaita, we get
a complete well-tested theme that we know integrates well into GNOME
and we can share the work improving it with other distros.

On the other hand, if someone wants to package and maintain a
GTK/GNOME theme so that it can be installed easier, we can sponsor it
for inclusion into the Ubuntu archives.

One motivation for my participation in Ubuntu GNOME is to show GNOME
fans and developers that Ubuntu can offer a good, complete GNOME
experience. If we tweak things too much, influential people will tell
their followers, "If you want GNOME, don't use Ubuntu. You should use
______. " Ubuntu GNOME provides a solid foundation and you can easily
install additional extensions or themes to customize it the way you
like. Or you can use something like Pinguy OS which uses the Ubuntu
GNOME base but adds additional apps, extensions and an alternate theme
by default.


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