Aurora Gtk Engine

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

Description:

The Aurora Gtk Engine themes all common Gtk widgets to provide an attractive, complete and consistent look for Gtk applications.

Engine options

• menubarstyle = 1 # 0 = flat, 1 = gradient, 2 = sunken
• curvature = 5 #default widget curvature
• arrowsize = 1 # controls combo_arrow circle size. Diameter set by (11 + 2 * arrowsize)
• old_arrowstyle = FALSE #set to TRUE for original circled arrows (same as arrows in sorted tree columns)
• animation = TRUE # FALSE = disabled, TRUE = enabled (also needs to be compiled with animation support to work)

Included theme uses configurable colours and can be adjusted in Theme Preferences under GNOME.

Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback so far, it has helped catch many things that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. And as always feedback is appreciated.


Known Issues:
• Ugly widgets in: OpenOffice, Java applications
∘ Unfortunately I can't really do anything here to make them look better. I can only hope that their emulation of Gtk themes will improve over time

Installation:
• Gtk 2.12+ is required for this engine
• Must have basic development packages installed for your distribution as well as Gtk2 development package in order to build engine
• Includes both the gtkRc theme, and the Gtk engine


To install the theme engine extract it to somewhere convenient and in that directory,
run: "./configure --prefix=/usr" then "make"
For animation support add "-enable-animation" when running "./configure"
Then as a root user "make install".

Then install the gtkrc theme by extracting to your ~/.themes directory or through the Appearance application.

To change your current theme to Aurora (under GNOME) open up the Appearance application (usually somewhere under System > Preferences) click the Customize button and under the controls tab select the theme you want.

Finally thanks to everyone along the line who have worked on the clearlooks and clearlooks based engines as without their work this engine would not exist.

Now go download and enjoy!
Last changelog:

10 years ago

1.5.1
"¢ Metacity theme no longer flickers with Compiz enabled
1.5
NEW/REDISGNED
"¢ New list view headers
"¢ Borderless notebook support (Gedit is one of the few applications that uses this)
"¢ Included an updated version of the Blended metacity theme to better match the look of Aurora

CHANGES
"¢ Changed tab shading
"¢ Focus glow reduced to 2 px

FIXES/ENHANCEMENTS
"¢ Removed double border in Calendars
"¢ Centered menu separators
"¢ Firefox button backgrounds
"¢ Allowed enginge params on per widget basis
"¢ Many, many small tweaks and fixes

itix

10 years ago

The compiler (or rather the configure script) wrongly says that my GTK version is sub-2.10. It is 2.14 so I think the configure script is a bit buggy.

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nikome90

10 years ago

I have same problem.
system: opensuse 11.1, 2.6.27.7-9-default #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux.
gtk version: 2.14.4-8.1

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nikome90

10 years ago

SOLVED
i actually overlooked the fact that i need gtk2-devel package for compiling gtk2 stuff - install it and engine compiles wonderfully.

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itix

10 years ago

Ubuntu does not have that package, but it has one called libgtk2.0-dev. This however needed ten tons of dependencies. I'm really sorry, but I'm not that desperate for the aurora gtk-engine that I'll install 50 MBs worth of files.

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MikeDK

10 years ago

what dist are you running?

running 64bit ubuntu here, nothing wrong here.

kind regards MikeDK

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itix

10 years ago

This is the exact version of my libgtk:
2.14.4-0ubuntu1

http://i44.tinypic.com/2r3xzc7.png

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MikeDK

10 years ago

install this version of libgtk

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0, that'll get you there

kind regards MikeDK

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itix

10 years ago

Well, you obviously didn't check out the picture I posted which contained exactly the commands I used for finding my GTK-version;

dpkg --list libgtk2.0-0 | grep ii

Now, how could I possibly run this command without having GTK+ 2 installed ;)

Thank you for the kind intent though.

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itix

10 years ago

Yeah, same here (32bit Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex fully updated as of Jan 03, 2009).

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dilomo

10 years ago

Any plans for a release soon? I like your theme so I would like too see it updated ;)

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zhuqin

10 years ago

Finally...New year, new engine

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Artefact2

10 years ago

Your Makefile doesn't work under x86_64 architectures.

You need to copy libs to /usr/lib64, NOT /usr/lib !

This is really annoying, but the engine is quite nice.

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dkaddict

10 years ago

To fix the error>>

'configure: error: GTK+-2.10 is required to compile aurora'

You need the GTK dev file

=

'sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev'

Hope that helps!

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Duv

10 years ago

Is there an rpm of this?

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jasonvoorheeszzz

11 years ago

I like this theme engine very much. However, can you get rid of the black border around the selected item on the menu? It 's not suitable with the light color

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newversion2

11 years ago

bump.

just like in the list view would be best, without border.
otherwise very consistent and beautiful, and definitely the most modern engine out here.

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newversion2

10 years ago

wow, i just realized you changed it. cool!

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crawllikeinsects

11 years ago

hello first off i just want to say that from what i can see your engine looks amazing

however trying to install it i am having the same problem i have seen a few others having wich is i get to the gtk check and then i get this

checking for GTK... no
configure: error: GTK+-2.10 is required to compile aurora

i am using ubuntu hardy heron and i am just about posative that i have at least version 2.10 (i wouldnt be able to run firefox 3 otherwise and here i am :D)

now i saw the question asked and then i saw it again so i read on i saw many other questions asked and you answered them all but you seemed to ignore this one whole heartidly (i admit that i stoped reading after page four or so its late and i dont want to read 6 chapters of folks arguing over flat menues and arrow sizes just to get this figured out) anyway i do hope that there is a solution to this as i really want to use this engine

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crawllikeinsects

11 years ago

ok nevermind i started at the beginning and gave up too early when i instyead started at the end and went back a few pages i saw the post about installing the dev libraries i am trying that now i will let you know if it works

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crawllikeinsects

11 years ago

WORKED! :D :D

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BottleOfInk

11 years ago

you should definitely work on speed improvements. It's what people complain about the most.
And possibly, work on transparency? Murrine is the only engine I know of that'll do this, and it's not yet completed, but maybe you could borrow code from it?

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UbuntuLee

11 years ago

Can't use until the background of the widget in FF is fixed.

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larvangeles

11 years ago

hello I install Aurora 1.4 on OpenSUSE 11.0 the installation when ok, but when I select a theme of Aurora like Aurora-elegant or any other, the button's are Dam UGLY the button's don't have shape are totally square, any way to fix it ??

and can't enjoy Aurora

here's an screenshot.

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/6259/screenshot1lp5.png

thanks for all.

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DPini

11 years ago

You can try reinstalling with this comands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation

make

sudo make install

# if you don't have sudo do su and then run make install

I was have the same problem, I'm solved this doing it. :P

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nitrofurano

11 years ago

how can gnome-color-chooser .gnomecc being effectivelly applied there, in the next versions?

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10 years ago

1.5.1
"¢ Metacity theme no longer flickers with Compiz enabled
1.5
NEW/REDISGNED
"¢ New list view headers
"¢ Borderless notebook support (Gedit is one of the few applications that uses this)
"¢ Included an updated version of the Blended metacity theme to better match the look of Aurora

CHANGES
"¢ Changed tab shading
"¢ Focus glow reduced to 2 px

FIXES/ENHANCEMENTS
"¢ Removed double border in Calendars
"¢ Centered menu separators
"¢ Firefox button backgrounds
"¢ Allowed enginge params on per widget basis
"¢ Many, many small tweaks and fixes

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