gtk-xfce-engine meets Gtk 3

Ernesto Acosta elavdeveloper at
Tue Dec 13 00:38:25 CET 2011

Excellent news. I have no idea that they take all decisions made for add new themes in Xfce, but it will be good to create a wiki space where artists can upload their proposals.

If I had to choose, I would love a theme like Elementary or Zukitwo, with black panels.

El lun, 12 dic, 2011, a las 09:26 , Peter de Ridder escribió:
> The second step of porting the gtk-xfce-engine to Gtk 3 has been reached.
> All the current themes have there Gtk 3 version. These might not be
> 100% correct and could use some clean up. But the goal was to get a
> Gtk 3 version for all of them as a base to start from.
> For those who are wondering. The first step was porting the engine code.
> I would like to invite people who are interested to test the Gtk 3
> engine and themes. For now they are available in the peter/gtk3 branch
> in git. A development release will follow shortly.
> Now I have some questions concerning development and maintenance and I
> was hope some of you could answerer them.
> History tells us we have a new Xfce theme every release. Although the
> last one was only a change in the window decoration color. I'm not a
> themer and I won't try to be one. Maybe a new theme could be based on
> the new design. On the Design SIG[1] I read about cleaning up
> the themes and maybe including some of the shimmer project. I'm not
> the fit person for that job.
> The stable version of the gtk-xfce-engine will be 3.0.0. Although the
> Gtk 2 part didn't change that much (it was ported to cairo after 4.8)
> adding Gtk 3 is a major change. How should I number the development
> releases? I would like to follow the xfce way of version numbering.
> So, should I keep them 2.9.x until the stable release?
> I would like to write some info on porting a xfce engine based them to
> Gtk 3 and theming using the gtk-xfce-engine in general. I don't have a
> good overview of the wiki, what would be a good location to put that
> information? A gtk-xfce-engine project page, or in the howtos?
> For the further development of the Gtk 3 themes I would like to have a
> place for testers to comment on them. Bugzilla looks like a sane
> place. Maybe a 'theme' component could be added the gtk-xfce-engine
> product.
> As an alternative someone suggested creating a wiki page voor every
> theme we currently have, so users can get an overview and comment on
> them. (sorry for not remembering the name)
> [1]
> Regards,
> Peter
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  Saludos: Ernesto Acosta

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