[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Unbreaking themes in Sardine

From: Carlos Guerreiro carlos.guerreiro at nokia.com
Date: Fri Dec 8 01:09:43 EET 2006
ext Michael Dominic Kostrzewa wrote:
> Hey,
> As some people have noticed in the past, theming/display used to be
> pretty broken when using Sardine. This was caused by the fact that (due
> to the way things were packaged/organized) we couldn't really provide
> any gtkrc/theme updates without providing the whole graphical package (a
> package that includes the themes we're working on that can't be made
> public). 
> This is, however, no longer the case. From now on, the theming
> components (hildon-theme-*) become an integral part of Sardine and will
> be kept up to date in future. No more theming breakage! 
> To get on going, after installing Sardine, try:
> $> apt-get install hildon-theme-plankton-3
hildon-theme-plankton-3 is now a dependency of 
hildon-application-framework so
installing sardine will nowadays pull the new Plankton theme for you.
> This will install a new, updated theme called "Plankton". It's not
> activated by default so you need to manually select it from the control
> panel. For the time being the theme actually looks like the old "purple"
> N770 theme. But this is temporary -- tigert from the Tango fame is
> almost done with the real "plankton" tango-theme which is *very* sweet
> and IMHO much more pleasing than other theme we bundled before. Plankton
> is going to become our new "development" theme and will be always
> public/updated.
> To make it all possible we introduced a small "system" of separate
> theme/layout/tool packages that can be used by the community to create
> custom themes for different versions of the platform. We'll be writing
> more about this in future, but for now you can check out the following
> packages in the Stage repository:
> hildon-theme-tools
> hildon-theme-cacher
> hildon-theme-layout-3
> hildon-theme-plankton-3
> "3" here stands for "maemo version 3" -- Bora. We'll be providing
> "2"-versioned stuff to build themes for stock Mistral installations
> too. 
> Best regards,

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