4.12 Default Gtk+ theme

Simon Steinbeiß simon at xfce.org
Wed Feb 4 10:03:55 CET 2015

Hey everyone,

first of all thanks for the feedback and lively discussion.

I'd like to follow up on what Olivier suggested (aka Option 4) and elaborate on that a bit. Maybe we can move on from here.
In terms of Option 5 I agree with Guido, I'd rather not reinvent the wheel.

 * For those who want to have a really fast/slim Xfce in Gtk2 only, they can still use the xfce-engine and themes in 4.12. Nothing is changing/breaking there. Also, we can do a new look/theme for that for 4.12, if it's something people want.
 * For those who want to use a full desktop, they should use whatever their distributor of choice provides them with. This could be Adwaita, Greybird, Clearlooks Phoenix or whatever is around and works.

This would mean that we, upstream Xfce, won't have to maintain separate theme/engine-versions per Gtk3 release and things will basically remain as they were.


On Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:43:52 +0100
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> There is a 4th possibility that has my vote.
> TBH, none of the xfce themes/engine work well with gtk3, let alone
> with GNOME CSD windows.
> So I'd rather stick to Adwaita (default gtk theme) or Greybird. Both
> look great with the new default xfwm4 theme.
> Cheers,
> Olivier

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