Re: themes and gnome (standardized directory idea)

Hi Folks:

I like the idea of standardizing where GNOME theme info goes.  The
accessibility project has a more immediate, but related need: we have
some themes that we'd like to put in cvs to support low vision, and
there are one or two in particular that we'd like to include in core
GNOME distributions.

There hasn't been any interest in bundling these with gtk+, at least to
date, so these themes need a home in cvs.  Putting them in an
accessibility infrastructure module doesn't make sense, because they are
useful independent of things like at-spi, etc.

I think a gnome-themes module sounds great, if someone wants to
volunteer to maintain it we'd like to put the first themes into it :-) 
We have the themes, including some very nice icon work by jimmac and
tigert, but noplace to put them...

best regards,


> Dave Bordoley <bordoley msu edu> writes:
> > Tigert had mentioned the idea of theme authors being able to distribute
> > themeballs on nautilus-list awhile ago. These would be tar.gz packages
> > that includes themes for a bunch of different stuff that compliment each
> > other well. These aren't quite metathemes in that the user is still free
> > to pick and choose for the individual component. So here's a proposal. 
> > 
> > themes should be distributed as such 
> > 
> > themename/gtk
> >          /gtk2
> >          /sawfish
> >          /metacity
> > 	 /gnome-cd
> > 	 /icons (assuming nautilus switches to using the icons standard)
> > 
> > Perhaps we could extend this idea to even include kde themes (maybe make
> > this a standard way of distributing themes). Obviously theme authors
> > could limit themes to only certain components(gtk, gtk2, etc.) but since
> > users are still able to mix and match this shouldnt' be an issue at all.
> I've been thinking about this for a while, and even started writing up a
> proposal for  It makes a lot of sense, though there
> are probably issues to be worked out.  Even if we don't write a spec, we
> should start moving GNOME apps to work this way, as it's better.
> Thanks,
> -Jonathan

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