[LXDE]WinAte - Windows 7/8 Theme pack

GTK2 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

With this brand-new WinAte - Windows 7/8 Transformation Pack for LXDE - you will be able to get all the icons and overall appearance of Windows to your GNU/Linux box, without spending lots of resources nor having to adapt old Gnome 2 themes. Everything works just by executing the install.sh script. Just do that, logout and login again, and there should be a different feeling in the whole system.

I took some stuff from the old Win2-7 pack, and a bit of inspiration from the Imagine 7 and Imagine 8 themes for Openbox. All the config files, and the modifications to both sources were made entirely by me. Find me in Taringa.net

Required packages: gtk2-engines-murrine; gtk2-engines-pixbuf; compton.

IMPORTANT: THIS PACK HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO WORK WITH DEBIAN 8 (JESSIE), AND PROBABLY WON'T WORK WITH ANY PREVIOUS VERSION. UBUNTU IS CURRENTLY SUPPORTED (BY INSTALLING LXDE PACKAGE AND COMPTON PPA), BUT LUBUNTU ISN'T (THERE WILL BE AN UPDATE AVAILABLE SOON TO GET IT WORKING PROPERLY

For updating the pack, please uninstall any previous version first.
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Con este completo pack de transformación de Windows 7 para LXDE, podrás modificar la experiencia de usuario y facilitar tu llegada al mundo de GNU/Linux! Sólo ejecuta el script "install.sh" en una terminal, cierra sesión y, al volver, todo estará renovado. 100% Libre.

Tomé algunas cosas del antiguo Win2-7 pack, y me inspiré un poco en los temas para Openbox Imagine 7 e Imagine 8 (pero no me gustaron del todo, por eso hice los míos propios). Todos los archivos de configuración y modificaciones a las fuentes las hice enteramente yo. Búscame en Taringa.net :)

Paquetes necesarios: gtk2-engines-murrine; gtk2-engines-pixbuf; compton.

IMPORTANTE: ESTE PACK ESTÁ DISEÑADO PARA FUNCIONAR CON DEBIAN 8 (JESSIE), Y PROBABLEMENTE NO FUNCIONE CON NADA ANTERIOR. UBUNTU ACTUALMENTE ESTÁ SOPORTADO (INSTALANDO PREVIAMENTE EL PAQUETE LXDE), PERO LUBUNTU NO (HABRÁ UNA ACTUALIZACIÓN PRONTO QUE LO SOPORTARÁ)

Para actualizar el pack, por favor desinstala cualquier versión previa antes de hacerlo.

Requirements / Requisitos:

- LXPanel
- LXSession (>= 0.4.9)(icons, gtk theme and cursor)
- PCManFM (wallpaper)
- Compton
- Openbox
- SLiM (for login theme)

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Last changelog:

5 years ago

0.1 First version, lots of errors
0.2 Almost everything work, apparently something happened with the cursor
0.2.1 Found the mistaken location for the cursor
0.2.2 A few improvements in compatibility
0.3 Lots of improvements! I have re-written the install script, and now it fails so much less than before
0.3.1 Removed msstyles, due to Copyright issues
0.4 Completely rewritten themes. Now it looks a lot much like Win8
0.4.1 Official Win8 wallpapers added
0.5 Merged version 0.3.1 into W8 script, added new features and uninstall script now it\'s been auto made each time you install
0.5.1 Fixed wallpaper recover when using uninstaller
0.5.2 Fixed ob-theme issues (if nothing happens, this could be the first RC)
0.6 RC-1 Whole new installer, now much smarter than ever! Auto-detects non-compatible distros, and writes a perfect uninstaller (everything is restored with a single click). Added GTK3 support, Win8 cursor and GTK2 theme.
1.0 Minor details improved. Added experimental support for SLiM
1.1 Added complete support for SLiM.
1.2 Added ability to customize SLiM background.
1.2.3 Now using sudo to gain root access
1.2.4 Login background minor bug fixed.
1.3 Minor bugs fixed. Added support for Arch Linux. Now you can turn off aero-like effects.
1.3.5 Minor bug that were making it impossible to install it without compton fixed. Translation to french added. Thanks to Franí§ois Foyer :D

jycg

5 years ago

Hi,
Would like to give the package a try but the download link does not appear to be working.

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nhermosilla14

5 years ago

Hi, the links should be working, but I strongly suggest to use the more up-to-date version at GitHub. The link is here: https://github.com/nhermosilla14/WinAte

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jycg

5 years ago

Hi,
I tried to use the provided installation script to install the package today but it failed (with and without the --force option). I have enclosed the part of the script where it failed below. I considered modifying/hacking the script but have decided against it since I would prefer the script provided with the package to work properly for the target environment it is supposed to be supported.

__________________________
./install.sh --force
...
++ grep '^NAME='
++ cat /etc/lsb-release /etc/os-release
+ distro='NAME="Ubuntu"'
+ distro='Ubuntu"'
++ cut -d ' ' -f 1
+ distro='Ubuntu"'
++ sed -e 's/\"$//'
++ echo 'Ubuntu"'
+ distro=Ubuntu
+ argumentos=--force_
+ '[' --force_ == --force_ ']'
+ respuesta=y
+ echo 'Type your distro: ( Debian | Ubuntu | Arch )'
Type your distro: ( Debian | Ubuntu | Arch )
+ read distro
Ubuntu
+ '[' --force_ == --verbose_ ']'
+ verboso=0
+ '[' y == y ']'
+ estado=ok
+ '[' ok == ko ']'
+ '[' Ubuntu == Ubuntu ']'
+ '[' -d /home/test/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu ']'
+ echo 'System directories do not match, or distribution unsupported. To force installation, use script with "--force". Exiting...'
System directories do not match, or distribution unsupported. To force installation, use script with "--force". Exiting...
+ exit 1

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$ cat /etc/release

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
---
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.04, Trusty Tahr"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
VERSION_ID="14.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"

ls -l $HOME/.config/lxsession
total 8
drwxrwxr-x 2 test test 4096 Apr 23 22:06 Lubuntu
drwxrwxr-x 2 test test 4096 Apr 23 22:03 Lubuntu-Netbook

If you would like more info, please let me know.

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nhermosilla14

5 years ago

Hi! Sorry for all this time since your question, but apparently some guys don't like my work, and voted down to lock my account (an admin unlock it after I request him to do it). For this reason, I strongly ask you to rate positively if you find this useful, because there are a lot of people just doing the opposite, and this way I won't be able to give support anymore to this pack.
That said, let's fix your installation:
It seems that you have either Lubuntu or Ubuntu with the Lubuntu-desktop package, THIS IS NOT going to work, it doesn't matter what you do to it. You have to uninstall Lubuntu-desktop, and install only the lxde package, because this will give you the standard version, without the lubuntu tweaks.In Lubuntu, maybe this could be fixed by removing the Lubuntu folders at ~/.config/lxsession, but I haven't tested it yet. You'll have to configure your session manager (lightdm by default) to enter the standard lxde-session, not the Lubuntu one. If you want a complete transformation, you could also remove lightdm and install Slim (the only extra step you'll have to do is to tweak or create the .xinitrc file in your home folder, and make sure there is only one line (without quotes): "exec startlxde"), and then run the install.sh script: this will enable some extra options and the login theme, giving you a much more Windows-like look and feel. Good Luck!

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nhermosilla14

5 years ago

Hi! Sorry for all this time since your question, but apparently some guys don't like my work, and voted down to lock my account (an admin unlock it after I request him to do it). For this reason, I strongly ask you to rate positively if you find this useful, because there are a lot of people just doing the opposite, and this way I won't be able to give support anymore to this pack.
That said, let's fix your installation:
It seems that you have either Lubuntu or Ubuntu with the Lubuntu-desktop package, THIS IS NOT going to work, it doesn't matter what you do to it. You have to uninstall Lubuntu-desktop, and install only the lxde package, because this will give you the standard version, without the lubuntu tweaks.In Lubuntu, maybe this could be fixed by removing the Lubuntu folders at ~/.config/lxsession, but I haven't tested it yet. You'll have to configure your session manager (lightdm by default) to enter the standard lxde-session, not the Lubuntu one. If you want a complete transformation, you could also remove lightdm and install Slim (the only extra step you'll have to do is to tweak or create the .xinitrc file in your home folder, and make sure there is only one line (without quotes): "exec startlxde"), and then run the install.sh script: this will enable some extra options and the login theme, giving you a much more Windows-like look and feel. Good Luck!

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5 years ago

0.1 First version, lots of errors
0.2 Almost everything work, apparently something happened with the cursor
0.2.1 Found the mistaken location for the cursor
0.2.2 A few improvements in compatibility
0.3 Lots of improvements! I have re-written the install script, and now it fails so much less than before
0.3.1 Removed msstyles, due to Copyright issues
0.4 Completely rewritten themes. Now it looks a lot much like Win8
0.4.1 Official Win8 wallpapers added
0.5 Merged version 0.3.1 into W8 script, added new features and uninstall script now it\'s been auto made each time you install
0.5.1 Fixed wallpaper recover when using uninstaller
0.5.2 Fixed ob-theme issues (if nothing happens, this could be the first RC)
0.6 RC-1 Whole new installer, now much smarter than ever! Auto-detects non-compatible distros, and writes a perfect uninstaller (everything is restored with a single click). Added GTK3 support, Win8 cursor and GTK2 theme.
1.0 Minor details improved. Added experimental support for SLiM
1.1 Added complete support for SLiM.
1.2 Added ability to customize SLiM background.
1.2.3 Now using sudo to gain root access
1.2.4 Login background minor bug fixed.
1.3 Minor bugs fixed. Added support for Arch Linux. Now you can turn off aero-like effects.
1.3.5 Minor bug that were making it impossible to install it without compton fixed. Translation to french added. Thanks to Franí§ois Foyer :D

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