[ubuntu-studio-devel] Agenda for 2018-05-05

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat May 5 18:33:49 UTC 2018

On Sat, 5 May 2018 07:25:16 -0700, erich at ericheickmeyer.com wrote:
>New theme (something with a dark variant)?

Maintaining a theme that works good for all apps is very hard. I've
never seen a dark theme that really worked and was well maintained.
Countless very good themes of all kinds were discontinued when all
that GNOME related stuff made the step from <= 3.18 to >= 3.20. 

For Ubuntu I'm still on 16.04.4, so I'm still using

gtk-icon-theme-name = "Adwaita"
gtk-theme-name = "Adwaita"

On Arch Linux I needed to drop "Adwaita", since at least
gnome-themes-standard > 3.18.0 makes GTK2 apps look like shit.
I also dislike adwaita-icon-theme > 3.18.0, but it's not that worse as

A common used replacement for the "Adwaita" theme is an edited "Arc"
theme, see https://github.com/horst3180/arc-theme/issues/406 .

So on Arch Linux I'm using


my own custom-tailored "Arc" theme and FWIW a modern icon theme named
"Sardi-Mono-Papirus-Colora-Havelock" + additional self-made icons.

I strongly recommend to stand with a light theme either with
even the new "Adwaita" or a theme as close as possible to the old
"Adwaita", that is provided by an official Ubuntu repository.

A flashy light or dark theme gains nothing, if it isn't enthusiastic

pacman -Q linux{,-rt{,-pussytoes,-securityink,-cornflower}}|cut -d\  -f2

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