GNOME-colors
Icon Themes
Description:

This is an extensive set of icon themes based on GNOME and Tango, with some inspiration from Human, Tango Generator, Elementary, and other open source projects. The project's goal is to integrate closely with gnome-icon-theme, while greatly expanding its available icons and allowing users to choose from 7 completely different and unique color schemes. With the additional source pack, an unlimited number of complete color variations can be rebuilt from source.

The icons and their color schemes are designed to complement my Shiki-Colors GTK Themes and their additional artwork.

There are 7 color variations: Brave (Blue), Wise (Green), Human (Orange), Noble (Purple), Wine (Red), Dust (Chocolate) and Illustrious (Pink).

GNOME-Colors consistently themes 99% of default icons + 1000's more in almost every popular linux distribution. Every single icon included in the set is drawn perfectly at each and all sizes, so you will never have to see a blurry icon ever again!

Important, must read or clowns will eat you:
* To install, drag and drop the .tar.gz file into GNOME's Appearance Preferences, or extract it and copy the gnome-* folders to /usr/share/icons as administrator (i.e. sudo nautilus /usr/share/icons in Ubuntu). The gnome-colors-common folder is a required dependency. You MUST install it in order for all the icon sets to work correctly.

* You may alternately use the included Makefile for system-wide installation, just type make install as administrator or make user-install for per-user installation. For more options, type make help.

* You may want to install the 'extras-gnome-colors' package for extra icon themes (Liferea, Comix, Exaile, etc.) by following the instructions in the readme.

* If you installed the icons through the appearance preferences, for the icons to theme root/admin applications in Ubuntu, you must type in a terminal:
sudo ln -s ~/.icons /root

* In Ubuntu, you can use the official PPA repository for easy installation and upgrades. For Ubuntu Karmic Koala, you can simply run apt-get install gnome-colors to install from Ubuntu's universe repositories. The packages are also available in Debian Sid.

* Visit the GNOME-Colors project page for bug reports, feature requests, SVN and more downloads:
http://code.google.com/p/gnome-colors/

* Consider donating a small amount to the GNOME-Colors project if you wish to support it, or to show your appreciation. You can do so by clicking on the "donate" button next to the download section.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

GNOME-Colors depends on the package "gnome-icon-theme". If you don't use GNOME, make sure you have it!

5.5.1 (2009-10-28)
* Add icons for Empathy.
* Add better support for Ubuntu Karmic's panel applets.
* Minor updates and clean-ups on some icons.

5.5 (2009-09-25)
* New, redesigned folders!
* Add folder-xdg icons for Karmic/GNOME 2.28.
* Add some new icons/update others for better Karmic support.
* Minor bugfixes.

It's very recommended to remove any existing version before upgrading!

You MUST install "gnome-colors-common" as well! otherwise you'll have a broken icon set and clowns will eat you.

6205

7 years ago

i thing now i have realized how long i have been waiting for these icons, year after year being frustrated by slow tango or gnome icons progress..

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6205

7 years ago

If i could bother you little. Could you in the future release add some aditional gnome stock icons for evolution? like on this image http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3122/evo.png

Looks like gnome devs don't really care for those old stock icons :(

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perfectska04

7 years ago

GNOME does care. The one-canvas branch is heavy in development and many of those icons are backported for use in gnome-colors and for future gnome-icon-theme integration. :)

As for the icons I'll give them a look, although I'm not sure if they'll even fix it before I get to do anything, as I included about 20 icons for Evolution in previous versions - but in Jaunty, they use the correct stock icons, so there's only 2-3 Evolution icons left in gnome-colors.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

There's a minor bug in the makefile of the distributable package for 5.2, you can install the normal ways (copying to /usr/share/icons), through Appearance Preferences or wait for the PPA until a fix is released.

The makefile for the source package works correctly, you may also install from there.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

Already fixed in 5.2.1

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perfectska04

7 years ago

That's it. Thanks to all the wonderful work by Benjamin Drung in the new makefiles, and full SVG icon redrawing on my part, GNOME-Colors just overtook rainbows and unicorns.

In addition to the 7 complete color variations, you can create your own - in minutes, from the source package. Read the instructions for theme creation and its dependencies, or clowns will eat you.

Unleash your creativity, GNOME-Colors is free software. Do with it as you please, share your custom creations with others. As long as "gnome-colors-common" is installed, all your custom color icon creations will work perfectly and theme everything completely.

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jaminthorns

7 years ago

Loving the latest revisions! Do you think you could add AWN and AWN Manger icons, because the current ones look like large pngs that have just been scaled down to the menu size. Thanks!

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perfectska04

7 years ago

The best way to fix this is to actually file a bug for AWN, that way all Linux users can benefit from the change. I think they already ship 32px and scalable sizes, so they're probably only missing 16/22/24px icons.

You can file a bug here (if there isn't one already):
https://bugs.launchpad.net/awn

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biostrange

7 years ago

Is there any way for me to change a few of the icons (Menu Icon, actually) I like my Debian logo better, than the included Gnome menu logo, but I REALLY like everything else (Very good job BTW)
Any help is much appreciated!

Bio

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perfectska04

7 years ago

Simply remove any icons you don't like (and refresh the icon cache) and it'll go back to the normally used icon!

The logo icons are usually in the /*/places folders. I only include the logo because some distributions default to the GNOME foot rather than their branding, and the foot is hard to see in dark panels.

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biostrange

7 years ago

Thanks, I appreciate it

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mascarade

7 years ago

Thanks, works perfectly !

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mascarade

7 years ago

Hello I tested the SVN color creation. That's great ! I created black, yellow and white variation. But just a few problem, when a color creation is complete a backup is create automatically (ex gnome-dark~) At the end the two folders are copied to /usr/share/icons

Otherwise it's exellent, but can you add in the futur releases the desatured icons in src folder ?

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perfectska04

7 years ago

Can you give a bit more information?
I don't think I can reproduce this issue. Perhaps you left a hidden file called "gnome-dark~" in the "themes" folder.

As for other desaturated icons, I think there are only about 3-4 more that could be recolored safely and benefit from recoloring. If I get the time, I'll add them, but the rest will stay in common to keep things small and have more color variety.

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mascarade

7 years ago

Hi,

When I created a gnome black variation called gnome-dark, I launch the make install, after complete I have 2 folders (same size): gnome-dark and gnome-dark~ in the same folders of makefile and the same in /usr/share/icons

But it's not a big problem, the icons themes created work perfectly. Congratulations your gnome-colors theme have now infinite colors variation :)

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perfectska04

7 years ago

It's fixed by Benjamin, as noted on the posts below. You can checkout the new makefile and it should work correctly even if your text editor leaves backup files behind.

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bdrung

7 years ago

The backup theme file (ex gnome-dark~) is probably created by your text editor and not by the makefile. I have now adjusted the makefile to ignore the backup files.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

I think Gedit leaves hidden backup files after editing by default, I usually have that preference disabled so I hadn't noticed.

Hidden files should probably be ignored. Meanwhile, you can disable automatic backups in Gedit's preferences or run "sudo make install-name-of-theme" to install and make only the theme you want.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

Nevermind, Benjamin already fixed this.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

If you don't mind a little breakage and you're feeling adventurous, you can check out SVN and let me know of any issues you encounter.

Icons are now rendered, recolored and recreated from source. This means you can create a "theme" text file with color values and a complete gnome-colors variation will be built for you (Instructions in README). It will be just as complete as the current ones.

I'm particularly interested in knowing if you see an icon not render properly, or any inconsistency (I had to recreate a few objects to port everything to SVG). Any other input regrarding the automated theme creation is also very appreciated. If everything gets settled quickly, anyone will be able to recreate gnome-colors for every color in the rainbow.

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bdrung

7 years ago

To test, you can grab the package from my personal PPA: https://launchpad.net/~bdrung/+archive/ppa

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zentili

7 years ago

what do you think about making the folder's icons a little less cartoon-ish?
You know the overall look is great but sometimes the folders appear something too flat to me..

just an opinion.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

All folders will probably get a redesign with the next update. It probably won't be more than stroke alignment fixes and better gradients, though.

The current focus of development is an application that will completely recreate and recolor all icons not in "gnome-colors-common" from their sources, allowing for infinite color variations. This takes priority over redesigned folders, so other than minor gradient/stroke fixes I wouldn't expect much on that end for now.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

I adjusted the gradients and stroke lines in SVN for all folders. They should now be more "plastic" and "candy-like".

"cartooney" on the other hand, is very subjective. The only way to make folders more realistic-looking is to add gloss - which doesn't really fit with the rest of the icons, since everything uses smooth gradients rather than gloss.

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motyR

7 years ago

just had to say it, best icon theme ever.
your devotion to the progress and success of the theme is something we should all look up to.

10x again and keep it coming.

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7 years ago

GNOME-Colors depends on the package "gnome-icon-theme". If you don't use GNOME, make sure you have it!

5.5.1 (2009-10-28)
* Add icons for Empathy.
* Add better support for Ubuntu Karmic's panel applets.
* Minor updates and clean-ups on some icons.

5.5 (2009-09-25)
* New, redesigned folders!
* Add folder-xdg icons for Karmic/GNOME 2.28.
* Add some new icons/update others for better Karmic support.
* Minor bugfixes.

It's very recommended to remove any existing version before upgrading!

You MUST install "gnome-colors-common" as well! otherwise you'll have a broken icon set and clowns will eat you.

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