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Fred Williams Weymouth, United Kingdom
Metacity Themes
Various Gnome Stuff

Plasma 4 Extensions 28 comments

Score 84.7%
Aug 31 2013
Running on Debian Testing (Jessie). Py-Cashew can be installed from Get New Stuff or downloaded and installed locally without a problem, but on attempting to add the plasmoid to the desktop, plasma-desktop segfaults and reloads, complete with cashew. - Nov 26 2013

DockbarX Themes 997 comments

by M7S
Score 84.0%
Jun 24 2014
Everything I can find about running this on MATE suggests that instructions for making it work are in the readme, but the web-page linked to in the readme no longer exists.
Actual instructions in the readme, please? - Dec 05 2012
I tried using the Arch PKGBUILD available in the AUR, which worked fine under Gnome2.
But I've installed the Mate Gnome2 fork since Gnome3's arrival, and it doesn't show up in there. Can we have a Mate-compatible one?
(Mate homepage for the interested - - Sep 01 2011
Blue Abomination Reversed

Metacity Themes 4 comments

Score 50.0%
May 02 2010
I'm afraid it isn't very likely. I've switch from Gnome2 to MATE, since I don't get along with either Gnome3 or Gnome Shell.

That said, this was just a simple interface tweak from the original. In theory all that's necessary is to learn the new CSS-based format and figure out what goes where.
What puts me off is it being an entirely new format I don't understand for a desktop I don't use - it won't be getting any testing if I did make it. - Aug 12 2012
The normal Equinox themes aren't bad either, but Blue Abomination caught my attention more so than them.
I prefer buttons on the left, and since the normal metacity looks a little odd like that, I made it work properly. - May 02 2010

GTK3 Themes 5 comments

by DDZ
Score 58.0%
Jul 13 2017
That doesn't seem to make it show either, and Gnome-Tweak-Tool can't see any of them too.
Guess I'll have to go manually for now. - Jun 16 2012
Running Cinnamon on ArchLinux, installed the soldity engine from AUR (0.4.1 version) and extracted the themes to ~/.themes, but none of them showed up. Made sure they're put there correctly, extracted so that the folder with index.theme inside is in the .themes folder, but all that shows up are the default solidity and soliditydark themes. - Jun 16 2012
Gnome Shell Old Steampunk

GTK3 Themes 19 comments

Score 71.3%
Aug 19 2011
I like the theme, and I would use it in the Gnome-Shell, but... if I use it (GTK and Shell) the text in the system settings becomes impossible to read properly. - Sep 03 2011

Full Icon Themes 523 comments

Score 79.9%
Jul 28 2013
I love these icons, but I can't get them to show up in KDE's system settings.
I had a glance through the Readme PDF, but couldn't find anything. I've already configured the set in Gnome, but nothing shows up.
I've got the ~/.icons directory symlinked to KDE's own icons directory, which made a lot of the Gnome themes show up... but not this.
Any ideas? - Jul 30 2011
Smaragd (Emerald for KDE)

Various Plasma Theming 131 comments

Score 84.4%
Jul 31 2017
File found, was in /usr/lib/pkgconfig - May 07 2011
No difference, though oddly I can't seem to find any file named 'cairo.pc' anywhere. - May 07 2011
cairo.h found in /usr/include/cairo/cairo.h

CMakeCache.txt here: - May 07 2011
Since Smaragd isn't in Sabayon's repository, I gave compiling it a go.
This is the result when running 'make'

[ 0%] Built target kwin3_smaragd_automoc
[ 6%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_smaragd.dir/kwin_smaragd.o
/home/liam/Downloads/compile/smaragd-0.0.7/src/kwin_smaragd.cpp:37:19: fatal error: cairo.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_smaragd.dir/kwin_smaragd.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/kwin3_smaragd.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

Is it possible to tell it to skip the Kwin3 part of it and just do 4? - May 07 2011

Full Icon Themes 595 comments

Score 85.4%
Sep 05 2017
Personally I preferred the older version of the Firefox icon to the new one.
I also still prefer the Oxygen style Pidgin, and the alternative Nautilus.
But other than that, keep up the good work! - Nov 19 2010
Would like to see the Nautilus and Pidgin replacement icons available separately on gnome-look instead of the ones that are included here...
But this is the best icon set I've seen. Ever. - Oct 24 2010

Cairo Clock 10 comments

Score 53.3%
Sep 05 2010
Maybe it's just me... but the file I downloaded and extracted contained *only* the hands, and nothing else.
The other images are there, but appear to be totally blank. - Nov 17 2010
Win2-7 Pack

Full Icon Themes 1742 comments

Score 76.7%
Aug 23 2017
To list all currently installed pacakges:
'pacman -Q'
Running 'yaourt -Q' instead will also list which repository it is from which probably isn't necessary, so I suggest always running it with pacman instead.
For reference the exact format of the output is like this:
zenity 2.32.0-1
zip 3.0-1.1

All the commands listed will be available in a normal Gnome session - or at least they are in mine. In theory, they should all be there. - Nov 17 2010
Wine doesn't need the AUR, it's avaiable through the pacman-accessible [community] repository, which is enabled by default:
'pacman -S wine'

Those packages that need the AUR aren't available as normal packages - unlike Ubuntu with it's PPAs, the AUR provides a PKGBUILD file, which is then parsed by 'makepkg' to create the package. should help explain those.

Yaourt is not installed by default, no, but it can be installed.
If the file /etc/pacman.conf includes the lines:
Server =
(or .../x86_64 for 64-bit)
Then 'pacman -S yaourt' will work.
If those lines don't exist, then they need to be added to the end of the file.

Murrine's engine packages:
And the AUR package can be built on both 32 and 64 bit systems, found here:

To list all files provided by a package, it has to be installed first. The command is:
'pacman -Ql package'
Again, yaourt can be used in place of pacman.

Arch doesn't exactly install anything except the base system by default, so I don't believe GPG is instaled, but can be installed with:
'pacman -S gpgme'

The command listed doesn't return anything with '-n 1' in place. However, changing it to '-n 2' results in:
Arch Linux \r (\n) (\l)
with a blank line before it. - Nov 17 2010
Correction: A local install is 'pacman -U /path/to/package/package.pkg.tar.xz'
(or yaourt -U ...) - Nov 17 2010
Aptitude and .debs could be a problem - they both depend on APT, and while it is available it's not exactly a good idea to run two different package managers.

Nautilus Elementary is available for Arch w.o Aptitude though, via the AUR.
The following command *should* install all the packages except for Wine, provided the user has yaourt installed... which in turn must be installed from AUR or the [archlinuxfr] repository. A few of the packages names are slightly different, as Arch doesn't separate '-bin' '-devel' and similar packages, they all exist as the same package.
'yaourt -S gvfs xdg-user-dirs plymouth wget gnomenu ccsm dockbarx emerald emesene fusion-icon screenlets wine nautilus-elementary-bzr'
Of those, plymouth, gnomenu, dockbarx (or dockbarx-bzr) and nautilus-elementary-bzr are the only packages that must be built from the AUR.

Local install of a package in arch is simply 'pacman -U packagename.pkg.tar.zx'
as yaourt is a frontend to pacman, 'yaourt -U also works.
In theory, it should be possible to repackage a .deb into an Arch package - possibly through the 'alien' package in Debian/Ubuntu, I don't know if it supports Arch's native. If not, Arch's pkgextract (from AUR) is meant for extracting both debs and rpms.

As to piping the packages to a file... in theory, unless the user has manually changed any of the packages (like substituting 'gtk-engine-murrine-git' with it's non-git counterpart, the same command used to install them should work to remove them, if you change '-S' to '-R'

hopefully that helps. - Nov 17 2010
I'm working on it, but it'd be helpful if the script had a few comments explaining what some of it does. I admit to being slightly lacking in knowledge when it comes to working with them.
So far I've managed to get a handful of checks to work for pacman, but I'm thinking of switching it over to the AUR-compatible 'yaourt' instead, since the git version of murrine is probably preferable to the one in [community] repository. - Nov 17 2010
On a completely unrelated note to my attempts to port this to Arch...

Is there any chance of a Murrine-AeroRed varient to go with the Blue/Black/Pink ones? I have a Gnomenu entry for a red menu, and I've recoloured (badly) the blue panel to red, but I can't seem to figure out how exactly to turn any of the other Win2-7-Murrine-Aero GTK themes red. Changing the colours from Gnome Appearance Properties doesn't seem to work. - Nov 16 2010
At the moment I'm away from home and on an untrusted and unreliable connection, so I don't have much available to me right now.
I'll work on this for a bit, and see what I can come up with. Is there a place for the development of this that I might call on for any other referances, etc? - Nov 11 2010
It could be VirtualBox that is the problem - personal experience suggests that too many things are different between a Virtual PC and a real setup that get in the way.

I think I'll have a wander through the script and see if I can write up a version which will work with Arch's Pacman, if you (or other developers) don't mind. I'd like to see this working on a few more distros. - Nov 11 2010
Perhaps the script does copy them to the right place - but every time I've tried to execute it within Gnome on Arch, it fails. The 'download latest builds' quits at trying to test the internet connection (yes, I have checked it manually), and the Multilang Aero just tells me it's not an APT or RPM system.
I suppose if I wasn't the impatient kind, I could just take the bits of the script I need.

As to 'default window manager' - does that actually matter? With the exception of Slackware and a few others, almost every distro has Gnome available somehow. If it's available, surely that means it can be installed all the same, no? - Nov 11 2010
While I like the pack and it's ease of use - or appearance of that - I don't like the way it's become inaccessible for anyone not using an APT or RPM system.
The older install scripts could at least put the files in the right place and explain what needed to be done to apply it. Maybe those of us on Arch, Gentoo, Slackware and the like don't always need that, but some of us prefer it to be there.
I guess support for them would be too much to ask without someone willing to donate the time to it though, so I look forward to it being made Arch-compatible, at least. - Nov 10 2010
Folder emblems

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

by jice
Score 81.1%
Nov 22 2010
Will this work with Dropbox or Kfilebox, and show the sync-ing/ed emblems as Gnome's Nautilus does? - Nov 07 2010

GTK2 Themes 26 comments

Score 73.0%
Dec 30 2010
I think the orange looks a little out of place, but the rest looks great! - Oct 24 2010

GTK2 Themes 17 comments

Score 46.0%
Sep 06 2010
An upload of this on another site would be helpful. The current one has 'been temporarily suspended' - Aug 12 2010
GnoMenu - consolidated menu for gnome

Various Gnome Stuff 146 comments

by Whise
Score 70.0%
Aug 29 2011
I just tried downloading and installing this in Fedora 12.
Both dependencies and recommendeds were met, and make install as root installed it fine.
But trying to add it to the panel causes python to crash. There is a bug report in Python about it filed filed here:

Would like to have Gnomenu working in Fedora - Mar 02 2010

by KuduK

Score 67.1%
Oct 24 2010

Full Icon Themes
by tiheum

Score 85.4%
Oct 24 2010

GTK2 Themes
by Padster

Score 73.0%
Oct 24 2010
Smaragd (Emerald for KDE)

Various Plasma Theming
by skulptor

Score 84.4%
9   May 07 2011

by KuduK

Score 67.1%
9   Oct 24 2010

Full Icon Themes
by tiheum

Score 85.4%
9   Oct 24 2010
Score 72.2%
9   Oct 24 2010
Score 80.4%
9   Oct 24 2010
Faenza Wicd Iconset

Various Gnome Stuff
by Maththias

Score 70.0%
9   Oct 24 2010

GTK2 Themes
by Padster

Score 73.0%
9   Oct 24 2010