Clean up default theme and wallpaper collection

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Wed Jun 22 23:56:42 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Pasi Lallinaho
<pasi at> wrote:
> I just added a new item in the Design SIG wiki.
> The Xfce default collection of themes (both GTK and xfwm) and wallpapers
> is a bit out-of-date. We really should make it 2011.

Well the desktop will be a new module for 4.10 (if everything goes as
planned), but imho we should just have 1 nice Xfce wallpaper (big for
2012 screens) and nothing else. It only increases the package size and
most people will change it anyway.

> This would mean removing a bunch of the old looking themes and include
> some new; I'm proposing to include the Shimmer themes, which have had
> good feedback when used as Xubuntu default themes.

The only themes are a bunch of them in the gtk engine, but for example
the shimmer themes depend on the murrine engine, not a dependency we
want for the core.

That doesn't mean there is room for improvement, but the Xfce core
doesn't need to become a complete xunbuntu layout as well.


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