xl_cheeselooks gtk-engine

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

I created a new engine based off of the clearlooks engine. Without all of the previous work on that engine this one would not exist.

Clearlooks is one of the best gtk engines available. I wanted to make a more aggressive version of it. You'll find new options like a merged toolbar and menubar, glossier buttons, tabs, scrollbar and menuitems.

The engine installs the xl_cheeselooks gtkrc and metacy as well in default ubuntu colors.

For other colors see the xl_cheeselooks theme pack.

why the name xl_cheeselooks? Long story.

Stay tuned. I have lots of new ideas!

To install:
cd to /gtk-enginesxl_cheese
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --enable-animation
make
sudo make install

If you get an error during compile you may need to install this:
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
Last changelog:

9 years ago

6/27/2009 - Fixed some minor bugs in a couple themes and added them to the source to be auto installed.

3/29/08 - Updated sliders to match scrollbars. They change with prelight. Also update radio buttons and check boxes. Mostly a rip from ubuntulooks, but I made the prelight a lil more obvious. I think I tweaked the tabs slightly too, but I can't remember is it was the the last updated.

The focus boxes are also borrowed from clearlooks gummy. No more dotted lines.

3/2/08 - Scrollbars updated! They actually prelight to the selected color. (note: need to remove colorize scrollbar option in GTKRC - now does nothing. color is dictated from the style) Tabs also received a face lift. Other minor adjustsments all around as well.

gracca

8 years ago

I have created RPM packages of xl_cheeselooks gtk-engine for Fedora, archs i686 and x86_64:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/xl_cheeselooks+gtk-engine+%28Fedora+RPMs%29?content=118255

Thanks for this beautiful engine!

Germán

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szerencsefia

9 years ago

This engine is very promising. Have you plan to release it as DEB file form?

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fredbird67

9 years ago

Wes, I love your theme, and I especially love how you can now easily modify the actual colors to suit yourself -- one awesome theme indeed!

One thing that I found very annoying, though, is that it doesn't look like you've differentiated between normal text and grayed-out text, for "insensitive" stuff in your main GTK file. The reason I say this is because I found myself clicking on such text, and it took me a minute or two to figure out why it wasn't responding.

Therefore, I went into your main GTK file and did a little editing, and now, on my computer, it differentiates between normal text and grayed-out text, just like I think it should. The changes I made are as follows:

In line 39: fg[INSENSITIVE] = shade (0.65, @bg_color)
In line 57: text[INSENSITIVE] = shade (0.65, @bg_color)

Try it and you'll see what I'm talking about. Before I did this, all of the text in, for example, menus, where some of the items were disabled, were black and there was no way to tell the available selections from the unavailable ones. But now, after making those changes, the unavailable selections are grayed out. :-)

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lviggiani

9 years ago

I installed all pre-requisite but "make" gives me this:

make[3]: *** No rule to make target `xl_cheeselooks_Orange', needed by `all-am'. Stop.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/lviggiani/Desktop/gtk-enginesxl_cheese/themes/xl_cheeselooks'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/lviggiani/Desktop/gtk-enginesxl_cheese/themes/xl_cheeselooks'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/lviggiani/Desktop/gtk-enginesxl_cheese/themes'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

Any idea?

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lviggiani

9 years ago

Version 1.1 now compiles in Jaunty too.
Thanks!

PS: the theme looks very nice. I love it!

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MikeDK

10 years ago

really nice work, looking forward for yuor new ideas.

Kind Regards MikeDK

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d3br074

10 years ago

Ok i can't decided between the light and dark cheeselooks but neither is perfect yet. I think I'd like the dark one better if everything worked better and if the emerald was perfect as well. One think i notice is in banshee the menubar is off color for some reason. ask if you need a screenshot!

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zerosum

10 years ago

Love it even more now! Thanks!

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AlexR1

10 years ago

Personaly I like how theme looks, only thing I would try to change are tabs.The efect for the active tab it ruins the look, I would try to do something different. Also arrows down and arrows on the comboboxes are somewhat big if they can be scaled down little bit the theme would get more polished look.

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MikeDK

10 years ago

really nice

Kind regards MikeDK

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malwk

10 years ago

Hum, yeah, Andrea Cimitan, dude, you have become really arrogant, didn't you...

Because of the great ideas born in your head ppl like me with a good aestetic feeling need to use 4 different engines in the same theme to get what they really want their applications to look like. Coz it is IMPOSSIBLE to do it with just one. Becuase of the imaginary great flexibility you are talking about.

Just concentrate on your work and stop critising other ppl's.

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mikeandmore

10 years ago

i agree with cimi at some aspect.
he's right if the this engine doesn't not modified that much.

BUT the truth is after i see all the codes xlcheese refacted. It seems he wants to rewrite something inside the original clearlooks engine (although he didn't finish), right? well, in that case is necessary to folk.

anyway LOVE your engine. i've expected this sort of theme for a long time...

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AlexR1

10 years ago

As you can read in his comments he is realy jealous, if somebody doing good job in the engine theming, and that is why his comments are negative, and he is putting people down. He has been an ASS always but now he grew just bigger ass then before.

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szerencsefia

10 years ago

I have played with the engine for one day. I can tell you this has great promise. I made a fully theme workaround that you got to try: http://szerencsefia.deviantart.com/art/Caramel-Gummy-78566957

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szerencsefia

10 years ago

It is a great theme. I will use partially in my next release. Great job, very well done.
Now I have a question. Is there any fix for the launcher window? http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/5010/createlauncherwk3.png
Please let me know.

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Steh

10 years ago

Can't install.
When typing:
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation

I get this error:
configure: error: cannot find install-sh or install.sh in "." "./.." "./../.."

I can't figure out why...

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MikeDK

10 years ago

I get that same error, exsactly that error running hardy on a update-manager -d

Kind regards MikeDK

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pato

10 years ago

yes... seems that some files from automake 1.9 distribution have been linked... in my case I've had to do the following:
ln -sf /usr/share/automake-1.10/INSTALL .
ln -sf /usr/share/automake-1.10/install-sh .
ln -sf /usr/share/automake-1.10/depcomp .
ln -sf /usr/share/automake-1.10/missing .

(your milleage may vary) and then it works.

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Chrispy

10 years ago

I already wrote that two posts before.

run ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --enable-animation the first time.

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C

xlcheese

10 years ago

Thanks chrispy for the helpful comments!

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Paulikid

10 years ago

When I try to compile, I get the following errors:

checking for GTK... no
configure: error: GTK+-2.12 is required to compile gtk-engines

With Gutsy, compiling and installing worked fine, I get this error only with Hardy. How can I fix that?
(P.S.: Synaptic says GTK+ is already installed)

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Paulikid

10 years ago

Have solved it...

I needed to install libgtk2-dev, that was all ;-)

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cimi86

10 years ago

Do we really need YET ANOTHER FORK?
For few MINOR changes?
Provide a patch instead, but playing with few lines of code, maintaining 99% of the same code of Clearlooks, creating another name and unsupported themes... yeah.
It's pretty useless.

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xlcheese

10 years ago

Cimi, I really appreciate all the work you've done with the look of linux. You're doing a great job.

I've tried asking you guys about patching in my ideas.

For whatever reason you always give me some condescending reply about how you don't like it and it's ugly. Hence, I created my own engine to do with how I please.

And now you say my engine is worthless...

Thanks, I guess I should toss all my work away and not even bother trying.

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Chrispy

10 years ago

Andrea wrote:

Quote:Provide a patch instead

Wes wrote:

Quote:I've tried asking you guys about patching in my ideas.

For whatever reason you always give me some condescending reply about how you don't like it and it's ugly

... If you really rejected his patches the n you don't have to wonder why there's another engine.

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9 years ago

6/27/2009 - Fixed some minor bugs in a couple themes and added them to the source to be auto installed.

3/29/08 - Updated sliders to match scrollbars. They change with prelight. Also update radio buttons and check boxes. Mostly a rip from ubuntulooks, but I made the prelight a lil more obvious. I think I tweaked the tabs slightly too, but I can't remember is it was the the last updated.

The focus boxes are also borrowed from clearlooks gummy. No more dotted lines.

3/2/08 - Scrollbars updated! They actually prelight to the selected color. (note: need to remove colorize scrollbar option in GTKRC - now does nothing. color is dictated from the style) Tabs also received a face lift. Other minor adjustsments all around as well.

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