Page 1 of 2

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:43 am
by sightlight
I would like to do some research about Linux theme makers.

Make a theme for Ubuntu like an XMB

having it pick up all games that you have installed in your linux box.

and a game pad.

what do you guys think??

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:44 am
by obarthelemy
great idea.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:06 am
by sightlight
Linux is based in GNOME. I tried searching for a PSP like theme but no results. I dont think there is a theme creator. Maybe we will need to maka theme by our on coding it or something.
will keep researching.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:19 am
by ShiftPlusOne
Quote from sightlight on August 16, 2011, 03:06
Linux is based in GNOME.

I hope that was a typo. :?

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:20 am
by obarthelemy
Actually, GNOME is only one of several desktop managers that Linux can use. Others are KDE, LXDE, XFCE, Unity... GNOME and KDE are fairly heavy, so it's probably a good idea to focus on XFCE, or whatever else the Raspberry Pi folks choose for their standard install.

google "linux pxp theme" does yield many results: http://www.google.com/search?q.....+psp+theme

Once you have chose which desktop you want to target, there are tutorials on how to make your own themes:http://www.google.com/search?&.....g+tutorial

A theme is mainly fonts/colors, background image and screen layout though. It won't look for all installed games, but that's probably not necessary because most Linux desktop managers update their applications menus everytime you install a new program: finding your games is just a matter of going to the Games section of your menu bar. At worst, you have to add your new games manually, but only once.

@shift: I think slight is a beginner.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:31 am
by sightlight
Quote from ShiftPlusOne on August 16, 2011, 03:19
Quote from sightlight on August 16, 2011, 03:06
Linux is based in GNOME.

I hope that was a typo. :?

Yes. Im sorry, it is a typo. I meant Ubuntu.

Also: the search I was gaven didnt brogh any accurate results, thanks thought.

How do we make themes? Uhmmm....

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:43 am
by obarthelemy
the plot thickens ^^

Nothing is based on nothing. Ubuntu used to use GNOME as its default desktop. It has now switched to Unity, with Gnome available as a log-in option. There are also official Ubuntu variants with KDE (kubuntu), XFCE (xubuntu), and I think maybe LXDE (lubuntu ?).

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:01 am
by ShiftPlusOne
I'd hope that raspberry pi's default desktop environment is not gnome or unity.

However it looks like you're not trying to make a new theme, but a new launcher. You'd have to find a highly customisable launcher or desktop environment or code your own.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:09 am
by sightlight
There have been people saying they will transform the pi into a gaming console. As for that I feel the same way, I want to help. Customize the launcher?

"CAIRO"
It uses Cairo / OpenGL to render graphics (many in correlation with Compiz) with full hardware acceleration. It's fully configurable and fully customisable and can be used as a taskbar too. You can easily add applets in the dock or as a desklet. It is recommended to install the PLUG-INS package (cairo-dock-plug-ins) to have acces to more views, dialogs and many plug-ins and applets. Some screenshots are available : http://pics.glx-dock.org This package is the core of Cairo-Dock project.

Thinking about downloading it and experiment with it some.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:14 am
by Svartalf
Quote from sightlight on August 16, 2011, 03:06
Linux is based in GNOME. I tried searching for a PSP like theme but no results. I dont think there is a theme creator. Maybe we will need to maka theme by our on coding it or something.
will keep researching.



Linux is a kernel. GNOME is a desktop and application framework.

The OpenPandora handheld's a likely source for the launcher system for a "console" mode for the Pi, FYI.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:48 am
by sightlight
theres nothing to download from them i think.
Cant really do anything.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:05 am
by Svartalf
sightlight: Nothing to download? http://repo.openpandora.org/?p.....r-panorama Just for starters... ;)

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:06 am
by sightlight
I havent found anything to download from them

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:36 pm
by Svartalf
You're not going to find a pre-built anything like you would for an X86 Linux system. ARM's a wild-west sort of frontier- and you're going to have to compile most everything until the R-Pi team get a baseline distribution actually framed in before you'll have that for the device.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:52 pm
by sightlight
oh, sorry. didnt saw 2 page

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:01 pm
by RobinJ
Quote from sightlight on August 16, 2011, 03:31
Quote from ShiftPlusOne on August 16, 2011, 03:19
Quote from sightlight on August 16, 2011, 03:06
Linux is based in GNOME.

I hope that was a typo. :?

Yes. Im sorry, it is a typo. I meant Ubuntu.

Also: the search I was gaven didnt brogh any accurate results, thanks thought.

How do we make themes? Uhmmm....
It's very easy, just download a random theme from gnome-look and open it with file-roller (archive manager). There're a few configuration files and images in there, but they all point out themselves.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:51 pm
by RobinJ
Quote from obarthelemy on August 16, 2011, 03:43
the plot thickens ^^

Nothing is based on nothing. Ubuntu used to use GNOME as its default desktop. It has now switched to Unity, with Gnome available as a log-in option. There are also official Ubuntu variants with KDE (kubuntu), XFCE (xubuntu), and I think maybe LXDE (lubuntu ?).
Unity is nothing more than a Compiz plugin. It's just a normal Gnome session with the Gnome panels disabled.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:22 pm
by Svartalf
Quote from RobinJ on August 19, 2011, 17:51
Unity is nothing more than a Compiz plugin. It's just a normal Gnome session with the Gnome panels disabled.

It's a bit more than that... :D

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:51 pm
by ShiftPlusOne
Actually, it's the spawn of Satan and it runs on your misery. That's why people who aren't sadomasochists switch back to Gnome straight away.

But no, RobinJ is right. Someone thought it would be a good idea to take the best part of Gnome (the user interface) and get rid of it, then take the worst part of Gnome (the bloat) and leave it in there... but if that's not enough they've taken the worst part of MacOS (the stupid panel) and made it 10 times worse then put it on your desktop as a plugin for an unstable, experimental desktop effects engine (but they made sure to disable all the effects) and then they made me type this rant as one long run-in sentence.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:13 am
by gerits
To get back on topic, i would suggest using Gnome 3... Even though it did get some negative comments it is actually a very good DE. The reason I suggest this is because of it's extensions. It's very easy to add customizations in javascript and so create the menu you want.

By default it does not support themes but somebody already created an extension for that.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:33 pm
by Thorn
For something a little more lightweight and can be easily suited to the users tastes, what about openbox? Add a tint2 panel and a conky config and you're good to go!

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:08 am
by Jaseman
How long do you think it will be before somebody skins their linux to look like they are running MS Windows on their PI?

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:24 am
by grumpyoldgit
Unlikely. I just have New Wave, which I suspect is the default out of the box. My PC is nine years old so I try to avoid anything too flashy that will have a big overhead.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:27 am
by Prometheus
Jaseman said:


How long do you think it will be before somebody skins their linux to look like they are running MS Windows on their PI?


I can't speak for other desktop environments (I've only ever used two in all my time using Linux!), but if they use Xfce, they could do that in less than a minute.

Re: Ubuntu theme

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:50 pm
by Ianw
How long before someone youtubes 'windows on a Pi'  (sneakily using VLC lol)