The default theme for 2.16 has been changed from Clearlooks
to Clarius.  This is apparently just Clearlooks without the
glossy scrollbars.

Rant the first:  This change was made on August 8th:

That's after every freeze we have except the hard code freeze.
And yet, I saw no discussion or announcement on d-d-l or the
documentation list.  Yes, even the name of the default theme
is a big deal.  What is so hard about keeping us informed?

Rant the second:  What's the point of the name change, really?
The Clearlooks theme isn't even in CVS anymore:

So we're only installing Clarius with gnome-themes.  How does
dropping the glossy blue scrollbars constitutes a name change?
Those glossy blue scrollbars weren't even in the old Clearlooks
that I originally pushed through as the new default theme some
release cycles back.

I'm going to coin a new term: key churn.  This is when people
make frivolous and unnecessary changes to GConf keys or their
default values.  It sucks for large deployments.  Gnome is
bigger than your personal desktop.

Rant off.


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