This is my first post on any form of public mailing list so give me a break if I don't know what I'm doing.
Well, anyway, I got upon myself to work on some internal branding for
both Leap 15.0 and Tumbleweed. During this process I heard a lot of
critique of default look of Gnome and other GTK based Desktop
Environments. So I just forked Arc and applied main oS colour with
neutral white and grey backgrounds (and blue tint is just awful anyway,
but Arc has nice layout in general)
It would be nice to have some people test it in the meanwhile.
There is also ongoing criticism of hicolor icon theme. So as it was I
went ahead and forked papirus icon theme. I forked it because some of
more interesting icons are not available in newer branches and colour
scheme there is Arc based so everything has blue tint (which doesn't fit
theme at all).
If you have any icons missing (which is majority of non-default YaST
modules unfortunately) don't be afraid to add or link them yourself
(specific instructions are in /tools/work/README.md). I chose this theme
specifically because it doesn't look half bad with icons in other
themes (which is thanks to using older branch that had much more custom
shapes instead of circles and squares only) and in general is very
neutral in design.
Lastly I revived https://search.opensuse.org which was dead since who knows when. I love federated search sites and
this one offers every search engine I could remember with addition of
openSUSE specific search boxes like wiki or packages. It would be great
replacement for https://www.opensuse.org/searchPage/ if we decide to replace it with this new site. Only feature missing
right now is translation but that can easily be borrowed of off old
I feel that we can make a difference with new release of openSUSE next
year, it's just matter of working together as a community.
My call here though is to show some incentive, design and send
wallpapers etc. Engage in the talk that is going around on social media
and other similar places. Things missing right now would be mainly YaST
theme which is simply awful and doesn't fit anything and porting
geeko-gtk-theme to KDE as well, because I am no expert in that regard.
GRUB theme etc is being made by me, I am aware that Leap 15 is getting
new plymouth theme with help of one other member of the community. Rest
is basically in infancy and we need that to evolve to something bigger. I
am well aware of grand redesign of openSUSE pages and I appreciate it
very much, but web interface is not everything and I would love distro
to look as well as sites will do soon enough.
PS: Some of the sources for reference:
And if you got any address to person that made these:
I would love to get them in 15
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