[ubuntu-studio-devel] Shimmer and Numix (was: unmet dependencies)

Set Hallstrom set at ubuntustudio.org
Fri Aug 5 19:12:36 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Bellow i paste this email i sent Thu, 28 Jul 2016  to ask you for your
opinion. It got nested in another thread, so i break it lose to make
sure everyone sees it.


Since feature freeze is around the corner, if no one objects before
Sunday 7th august, i will proceed and do the changes from greybird to
numix as default theme with ubuntu studio blue as highligt color, and
switch from murrine to shimmer as xubuntu have done.


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Subject: [ubuntu-studio-devel] Shimmer and numix (was: unmet dependencies)
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:48:33 +0200
From: Set Hallstrom <set at ubuntustudio.org>
Reply-To: Ubuntu Studio Development <ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
Organization: Ubuntu Studio
To: ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com


I've been looking into the theme thing with krytarik. As is now, we ship
ubuntu studio with greybird as default theme. Last time we discussed the
theme/look of the desktop, i want to remember many of us agreed on
finding a darker theme.


Both Murrine and Shimmer have greybird (our default theme atm). But
shimmer is shipped with Numix. And Numix is a pretty excellent theme.

The cons as i see them for Numix are these:

- The way focused windows differentiate themselves from other (same as
- The very thin window border makes it hard to catch the corners to
resize (same as gryebird)

The pros:

- It hear it is well maintained, like gerybird.
- While it is dark, unlike most dark-themes you never get problems with
webpage searchboxes displaying white text on white background.

The default highlight color of numix is red, but krytarik found a fix
from xubuntu unicorn to address this and let us have ubuntustudio blue

So, if i sound like i am pushing for a shift from murrine to shimmer and
for shipping 16.10 with numix as default theme and window header, you
got me alright. :D But of course, we need to agree on it first.

What are your thoughts, team?


Set Hallstrom aka sakrecoer

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