Complete Vista Aero theme (automated)
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Description:

A compilation of several pieces of different themes to form one huge Vista Aero theme for GNOME.

Many thanks to my friend Nathan, who rewrote the entire script for me. He has a lot more patience than I do.

To report an issue: http://code.google.com/p/gnome-vista-aero-theme-automated/issues/list

To request help: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHk1bHFRaHBIZjVLTlhmZFlSYzB6UGc6MA
Last changelog:

9 years ago

v4.0

* Fixed miscellaneous logic errors
* Fixed icon theme problems
* Added the ability to automatically apply thematics
* Simplified post installation user tasks
* Added automatic installation of Vista(TM) Usplash theme

MercerAube

7 years ago

Pretty cool! I just wish the script had asked before it replaced my panel configuration!

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Bear73

7 years ago

Oh, oh what a day
Don't forget to go and pay
The man that everybody hates
The one they call ; Mr. Gates
For you are stealing his Holy-grail
And he will send you off to jail

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ipsemet

7 years ago

um...you do know that you cannot patent the looks of a program. Indeed, the only part of software that is patentable is the process that incorporates a the code. The code itself isn't patentable and neither are mathematical formulas by the definition of what is patentable under common law. You should probably check out some cases such as Diamond vs. Diehr (1981) before you start posting ramblings. The only thing that could be illegal about this project are the use of trademarks. Note, if you will, that there are no direct use of trademarks in this project unless they are denoted as such.

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ipsemet

7 years ago

oh and Gates retired in 2000 from CEO and since 2008 is only working part-time at MS. So yeah MS isn't led by gates anymore, just FYI.

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acvsilva

7 years ago

Im brazilian guy and i dont speak english...

The version above there are a bug with instaled emesene:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/emesene/Controller.py", line 1014, in <module>
main()
File "/usr/share/emesene/Controller.py", line 994, in main
controller = Controller(*args)
File "/usr/share/emesene/Controller.py", line 178, in __init__
self.mainWindow = MainWindow.MainWindow(self)
File "/usr/share/emesene/MainWindow.py", line 80, in __init__
theme.getImage('icon96'))
TypeError: icons must be GdkPixbufs

solution: reinstal emesene

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ipsemet

7 years ago

Hi there, I'm helping Sunsparc with the script, thanks for trying out V4.0. I don't really understand what your issue is from what you posted but if you will post the issue on the Google code page "Issues" tab (make sure you follow the instructions) and post a little more detail as to what happened right be fore the issue I would be glad to help you. You can also use the help request form found on the Google code page for this project. If you answer all the questions on the form we can better help you.

Just for reference:
To report and issue: http://code.google.com/p/gnome-vista-aero-theme-automated/issues/list

To request help: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHk1bHFRaHBIZjVLTlhmZFlSYzB6UGc6MA

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PaKoX

7 years ago

windows vista themes are already past, now, are the originals, that's the essence of linux, be original and like others is what you can give your PC an interface similar to Windows Vista to the others use it, but put your own colors

sorry for my bad english

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Sunsparc

7 years ago

I'll be transferring colleges in January and therefore will have no time to work on anything Linux related.

If someone would like to rewrite the script so that it actually works and email it to me, I'll upload it.

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Sunsparc

8 years ago

Sorry everyone for not being around! I ditched Ubuntu for Windows 7 Beta back in January and havent thought a thing about this script.

Ive installed Ubuntu 9.10 to a virtual machine, so I'll get to work on fixing the script and possibly even a 7 theme.

For now, run the commands in the script individually.

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steigerjb

8 years ago

Script Newby here. I have no idea how to use this theme. I only have regular themes...not emerald or metacity. HELP PLEASE.

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ZettaGeek

8 years ago

- Sigh - This thing was totally busted in Mandriva. I really wanted this thing to work. :(

I added the source to pastebin here:
http://pastebin.com/f758a7da8

If anyone can help me get this working that would be extremely awesome as I really enjoy the look of Vista, just not the back end code.



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Sunsparc

8 years ago

I havent maintained this for a while now, for the simple fact that I didnt have Ubuntu installed.

When the Win 7 Beta came out, I ditched Ubuntu to install the 7 Beta. I have 9.04 in a VM now, so I will resume working on this script.

Thanks to those who have been patient. Those that are still hating because it's Vista related know where to go.

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pt3123abc

8 years ago

(The following lines are at least relevant for ubuntu 8.10) If the script is not working, replace the the lines of the INSTALL-script in the vista-folder within the unpacked folder with the following lines, then it should work.
After you added the theme in emerald (and nothing changed), you should press Alt + F2 and write "emerald --replace"
have fun:

#!/bin/bash
#
#GTK theme comes first
echo ""
echo "Moving GTK theme"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.themes
#
cp $PWD/vista/ /home/$USER/.themes/ -R
#
cp $PWD/vista/gtk-metacity-theme/aero-clone/ /home/$USER/.themes/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving GTK theme"
echo ""
#
#Now for the icon theme
echo ""
echo "Moving icon theme"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.icons
#
cp $PWD/vista/icon-theme/aero-icons/ /home/$USER/.icons/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving icon theme"
#Mouse theme time
echo ""
echo "Moving mouse cursor theme"
echo ""
cp $PWD/vista/mouse-theme/aero-drop/ /home/$USER/.icons/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving mouse cursor theme"
#GNOME splash
echo ""
echo "Moving GNOME splash"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.gnome2/splashes/
#
cp $PWD/vista/gnome-splash/vista-splash.png /home/$USER/.gnome2/splashes/
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving GNOME splash"
#Moving the Vista startup sound
echo ""
echo "Moving Vista startup sound"
echo ""
sudo cp $PWD/vista/sound-theme/vista-startup.wav /usr/share/sounds/
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving Vista startup sound"
#Moving GDM login theme
echo ""
echo "Moving GDM Vista login theme"
echo ""
sudo cp $PWD/vista/login-theme/vista-login/ /usr/share/gdm/themes/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving GDM login theme"
#Moving the the Emerald Vista theme
echo ""
echo "Moving the Vista Emerald theme"
echo ""
cp $PWD/vista/emerald-theme/aero_blue.emerald /home/$USER/.emerald/
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving Emerald theme"
#Moving font
echo ""
echo "Moving Segoe UI font files"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.fonts/
#
cp $PWD/vista/font/seg* /home/$USER/.fonts/
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving font"
#Post instructions
echo ""
echo "Now launching post install instructions"
echo ""
gedit after-install
#
emerald-theme-manager
#

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pt3123abc

8 years ago

little correction:

#!/bin/bash
#
#GTK theme comes first
echo ""
echo "Moving GTK theme"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.themes
#
cp $PWD/vista/ /home/$USER/.themes/ -R
#
cp $PWD/vista/gtk-metacity-theme/aero-clone/ /home/$USER/.themes/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving GTK theme"
echo ""
#
#Now for the icon theme
echo ""
echo "Moving icon theme"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.icons
#
cp $PWD/vista/icon-theme/aero-icons/ /home/$USER/.icons/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving icon theme"
#Mouse theme time
echo ""
echo "Moving mouse cursor theme"
echo ""
cp $PWD/vista/mouse-theme/aero-drop/ /home/$USER/.icons/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving mouse cursor theme"
#GNOME splash
echo ""
echo "Moving GNOME splash"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.gnome2/splashes/
#
cp $PWD/vista/gnome-splash/vista-splash.png /home/$USER/.gnome2/splashes/
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving GNOME splash"
#Moving the Vista startup sound
echo ""
echo "Moving Vista startup sound"
echo ""
sudo cp $PWD/vista/sound-theme/vista-startup.wav /usr/share/sounds/
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving Vista startup sound"
#Moving GDM login theme
echo ""
echo "Moving GDM Vista login theme"
echo ""
sudo cp $PWD/vista/login-theme/vista-login/ /usr/share/gdm/themes/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving GDM login theme"
#Moving the the Emerald Vista theme
echo ""
echo "Moving the Vista Emerald theme"
echo ""
cp $PWD/vista/emerald-theme/ /home/$USER/.emerald/ -R
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving Emerald theme"
#Moving font
echo ""
echo "Moving Segoe UI font files"
echo ""
mkdir /home/$USER/.fonts/
#
cp $PWD/vista/font/seg* /home/$USER/.fonts/
#
echo ""
echo "Done moving font"
#Post instructions
echo ""
echo "Now launching post install instructions"
echo ""
gedit after-install
#
emerald-theme-manager
#

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Dvspeed

8 years ago

IS LINUX NOT VISTA

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marcelloh

8 years ago

the theme is downloaded, but when try to open it, it says: "null"

some help in here?

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marcelloh

8 years ago

forget it... I've got it, but it doesn't word, (icons)

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DocterJones

8 years ago

Man, people can really nag like a bunch of old ladies. If you don't like it, move along. Or do it better yourself.

Some appreciation is in place, at least for the work. Any work for that matter.

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refe

8 years ago

i don't think the script will ever come. he makes a capital mistake in linux... once he write vista with v and another thime write Vista cu V (capitalized)...
maibe in windows it's the same but in linux...it's not

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slyyyy

8 years ago

I think not but it's free to wait ... :(

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tuvok1981

8 years ago

so i have the same Errors .. when will you fix this?

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slyyyy

9 years ago

Same problem...

We are waiting for your update man, your job seems be wonderfull I hope it will be work...

Thanks

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aityahia

9 years ago

see below the result when i execute the install script, i have ubuntu hardy heron.

aityahiaidir@aityahiaidir-laptop:~/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2$ sh INSTALL
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 2:

Moving GTK theme

: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 7:
mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/aityahiaidir/.themes\r': File exists
cp: invalid option --
Try `cp --help' for more information.
cp: invalid option --
Try `cp --help' for more information.

Done moving GTK theme

: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 14:

Moving icon theme

mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/aityahiaidir/.icons\r': File exists
cp: invalid option --
Try `cp --help' for more information.

Done moving icon theme
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 23:
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 24:

Moving mouse cursor theme

cp: invalid option --
Try `cp --help' for more information.

Done moving mouse cursor theme
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 32:
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 33:

Moving GNOME splash

mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/aityahiaidir/.gnome2/splashes/\r': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `/home/aityahiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista-splash.png': No such file or directory

Done moving GNOME splash
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 42:
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 43:

Moving Vista startup sound

cp: cannot stat `/home/aityahiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista-startup.wav': No such file or directory

Done moving Vista startup sound
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 51:

Moving GDM Vista login theme

cp: invalid option --
Try `cp --help' for more information.

Done moving GDM login theme
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 59:

Moving the Vista Emerald theme

cp: cannot stat `/home/aityahiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/aero_blue.emerald': No such file or directory

Done moving Emerald theme
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 67:

Moving Segoe UI font files

mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/aityahiaidir/.fonts/\r': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `/home/aityahiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/seg*': No such file or directory

Done moving font
: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 76:

Now launching post install instructions

: not foundhiaidir/Bureau/vista-aero-theme-automated.v3.2/vista/INSTALL: 81:

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aityahia

9 years ago

hi
i try to run the script under ubuntu 8.04 and i have the same problem like ml2mst i have followed all instruction one before start file.

any isue



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ml2mst

9 years ago

Hi, thanks for the nice work, however the script still has errors. I logged its output to a file. Most of it is in English, however some lines are in Dutch:

[code]
marti@marti-laptop:~/aero$ sh ./INSTALL
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 2:

Moving GTK theme

'p: invalid option -- '
Probeer `cp --help' voor meer informatie.
'p: invalid option -- '
Probeer `cp --help' voor meer informatie.

Done moving GTK theme

: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 13:

Moving icon theme

cd: 19: can't cd to /home/marti/aero/icon-theme/
'p: invalid option -- '
Probeer `cp --help' voor meer informatie.

Done moving icon theme
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 23:
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 24:

Moving mouse cursor theme

'p: invalid option -- '
Probeer `cp --help' voor meer informatie.
cd: 30: can't cd to ..

Done moving mouse cursor theme
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 33:
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 34:

Moving GNOME splash

mkdir: kan map `/home/marti/.gnome2/splashes/\r' niet aanmaken: Bestand of map bestaat niet
cp: kan stat niet toepassen op `/home/marti/aero/vista-splash.png': Bestand of map bestaat niet

Done moving GNOME splash
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 43:
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 44:

Moving Vista startup sound

cp: kan stat niet toepassen op `/home/marti/aero/vista-startup.wav': Bestand of map bestaat niet

Done moving Vista startup sound
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 52:

Moving GDM Vista login theme

'p: invalid option -- '
Probeer `cp --help' voor meer informatie.

Done moving GDM login theme
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 60:

Moving the Vista Emerald theme

cp: kan stat niet toepassen op `/home/marti/aero/aero_blue.emerald': Bestand of map bestaat niet

Done moving Emerald theme
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 68:

Moving Segoe UI font files

mkdir: kan map `/home/marti/.fonts/\r' niet aanmaken: Bestand of map bestaat niet
cp: kan stat niet toepassen op `/home/marti/aero/seg*': Bestand of map bestaat niet

Done moving font
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 77:

Now launching post install instructions

: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 82:
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 84:
: not found/aero/vista/INSTALL: 85: emerald-theme-manager
[/code]

Also the file "After Install" seems to be empty.

HTH.

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9 years ago

v4.0

* Fixed miscellaneous logic errors
* Fixed icon theme problems
* Added the ability to automatically apply thematics
* Simplified post installation user tasks
* Added automatic installation of Vista(TM) Usplash theme

product-maker nicu96 Jan 31 2011

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