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= Debian Ciel 1.2 = = Debian Ciel 2 =
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Ciel means sky in French, and while my theme has little to do with skies,
it is nevertheless very light on the eye. Images for both 4:3, as well as
16:9 are provided. Screenshots will show the 16:9 version. The theme is
public domain, so do with it whatever you want. Note however that the
Debian logo used in it has its own license ([[http://www.debian.org/logos/]]).
Ciel means sky in French, which is sort of the motto of this theme with
its aim to be light on the eye. The theme provides wallpapers for both
4:3 and 16:9, as well as a gdm, bootsplash and grub background, a kdm theme,
a ksplash theme and a dark grey debian icon with instructions what icons
to replace to achieve Debian branding. Screenshots and mock-ups will show
the 16:9 version. The theme is public domain, so do with it whatever you want.
Note however that the Debian logo used in it has its own license
([[http://www.debian.org/logos/]]).
The kdm and ksplash themes are basically rip offs of other themes and have
to therefore be GPLed.
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similar endeavours are not my kind of thing. Thank you! Get the
archive from here:
similar endeavours are not my kind of thing. See TODO section. Thank you! :)

Get the archive from here:

COMING SOON!

The previous version was very depressing
with its rather desaturated blue, thus the new, happier version.
You can still find the old version in the link below. I have orphaned it
and left it to rot :)
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Last update: 17th Sep 2010 Last update: 13th Oct 2010
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2.0 - 2010.10.13
 * a new, brighter and happier version with clouds :)
 * now with KDM and KSplash theme
 * wallpaper, GDM and grub background are now the same image
 * added dark grey Debian menu icon
 * changed GTK theme proposal to MurrinaAquaish
 * changed Metacity theme proposal to Murrina Rounded
 * changed GTK icon theme proposal to Tango
 * added LXDE theme proposals (Openbox Clearlooks and GTK as above); also made an LXDE logout splash
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== grub2 Screen ==

Included are a simple background for the classic Grub experience, as it is now in Debian:

{{attachment:ciel_grub2_1366x768_classic.png}}

I made an alternative classic background for those of you who don't like blurry images:

{{attachment:ciel_grub2_1366x768_classic_alt.png}}

The other one is a slick background for those of you who want to tinker and achieve a more modern look:

{{attachment:ciel_grub2_1366x768_modern.png}}

Here is a possible mockup:

{{attachment:ciel_grub2_1366x768_modern_MOCKUP.png}}

== Wallpaper / grub / GDM Background ==

I've joined these three in order to simplify the theme and make for a more seamless boot transition

{{attachment:ciel_wallpaper_1366x768x24.png}}

Notes for GDM:

I've changed the logo you see when GDM start up from computer to the start-here.png icon to suit the theme.
But that is not all -- I presume that this icon in Tango has the usual bordeaux Debian logo by default
and think we should substitute it for the dark grey one. See the screenshots for reference:



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There is no bootsplash/plymouth/usplash/splashy code, but feel free to make it from the images provided:

{{attachment:ciel_boot_1366x768.png}}
There is no bootsplash/plymouth/usplash/splashy code, but feel free to make it from the image provided:

{{attachment:ciel_bootsplash.png}}
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== gdm3 Background ==

A simple, light background for gdm3. I don't think we should use the legacy gdm anymore.

{{attachment:ciel_gdm3_1366x768.png}}

== KDM Theme ==

This is a rip off of the default KDM theme with just the background changed to the proposed wallpaper.

{{attachment:ciel_kde_1.png}}
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Coming soon... I will make an entire SLiM theme. The svg provided in the archive is just a mockup!


== GSplash (KSplash?) ==

A simple splash image for Gnome/KDE. As I only use Openbox, I have no idea how this works, so feel free to tinker.
Coming soon... I will make an entire SLiM theme. The folder Slim in the archive is just a placeholder.



== GSplash ==

A simple splash image for Gnome. Since this is not used by default anymore, I didn't bother to update this one.
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== Wallpaper ==

It is almost the same as the gdm background, except for the logo in the middle. I have provided various sizes and ratios.

{{attachment:ciel_wallpaper_1366x768x24.png}}

== KSplash ==

This is a rip off of the default KDE splash with just the background changed to the proposed wallpaper.

{{attachment:ciel_kde_2.png}}
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I've found that MurrinaBlu is a suiting GTK theme and the Unity Metacity theme accompanies it quite nicely.
Gnome-brave is a good icon theme. The mouse cursor is the standard dmz white. I further think that we should
substitute the standard Gnome notification-daemon for notify-osd. They are all available in vanilla Debian
with these dependencies:

 * gnome-themes-extras

=== Gnome ===

I've changed the default theme to MurrinaAquaish to make Ciel brighter.
Metacity was changed to Murrine Rounded. Gnome-brave was sort of too blue,
so I changed it to Tango. The mouse cursor is the standard dmz white.
I think the theme changes demand the standard Gnome notification-daemon
instead the initially proposed notify-osd. They are all available in vanilla
Debian with these dependencies:
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 * gnome-brave-icon-theme  * tango-icon-theme
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 * notify-osd

The panels are using the system theme again.
 

The panels are using the system theme.
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{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_empty.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_nautilus.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_zenity.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_notifyosd.png}}
{{attachment:ciel_gnome_1.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_gnome_2.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_gnome_3.png}}



=== KDE ===

No changes to the theme, thus the default Oxygen themes and icons.
The KMenu icon has been changed to the proposed dark grey Debian icon.
KDM and Ksplash themes are above.

Screenshots:

{{attachment:ciel_kde_3.png}}



=== LXDE ===

The panel has been changed to system theme. I also made a new logout splash.
The default LXDE icon was changed to the proposed dark grey Debian logo.
GTK and icons should be as in Gnome and the Openbox theme should be Clearlooks.

Screenshots:

{{attachment:ciel_lxde_1.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_lxde_2.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_lxde_3.png}}



== Debian Icon ==

This dark grey icon is provided to achieve branding.

{{attachment:ciel-debian-menu-logo.svg}}

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This one I don't like particularly, but you can change it anyway you want.

{{attachment:cd_cover.png}}
A front cover has been provided.

{{attachment:ciel_cd_front.png}}
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{{attachment:ciel_installer_800x75.png}} {{attachment:ciel_installer.png}}
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  * KDM Theme (anyone?)
  * GSplash (is it just an image or also code? Can anyone help?)
  * KSplash (OK, this one definitely has code. Anyone?)
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  * CD sleeve
  * move to SVN?
  * Packaging, testing.
  * Substitute start-here.png icon in Tango?
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and the KDM and KSplash themes (see their README).

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Mail me: === E-Mail ===
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Semi-official discussion: Please add your e-mail if you participate.


=== Semi-Official Discussion ===

Debian Ciel 2

Author: Amir Dizdarević and whoever else joins...

Ciel means sky in French, which is sort of the motto of this theme with its aim to be light on the eye. The theme provides wallpapers for both 4:3 and 16:9, as well as a gdm, bootsplash and grub background, a kdm theme, a ksplash theme and a dark grey debian icon with instructions what icons to replace to achieve Debian branding. Screenshots and mock-ups will show the 16:9 version. The theme is public domain, so do with it whatever you want. Note however that the Debian logo used in it has its own license (http://www.debian.org/logos/). The kdm and ksplash themes are basically rip offs of other themes and have to therefore be GPLed.

I would kindly ask anyone to contribute, as coding boot splash and similar endeavours are not my kind of thing. See TODO section. Thank you! :)

Get the archive from here:

COMING SOON!

The previous version was very depressing with its rather desaturated blue, thus the new, happier version. You can still find the old version in the link below. I have orphaned it and left it to rot :)

http://people.debian.org/~corsac/desktop/debian-ciel-1.2.tar.gz 2.06 MB

A semi-official discussion board can be found here:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=55566

Last update: 13th Oct 2010

The file names and folders should be self-explanatory.

News

2.0 - 2010.10.13

  • a new, brighter and happier version with clouds :)

  • now with KDM and KSplash theme
  • wallpaper, GDM and grub background are now the same image
  • added dark grey Debian menu icon
  • changed GTK theme proposal to ?MurrinaAquaish

  • changed Metacity theme proposal to Murrina Rounded
  • changed GTK icon theme proposal to Tango
  • added LXDE theme proposals (Openbox Clearlooks and GTK as above); also made an LXDE logout splash

1.2. - 2010.09.17

  • changed Gnome theme proposal to ?MurrinaBlu (GTK) and Unity (Metacity) -- screenshots are added.

  • changed notification proposal to notify-osd instead of the classic Gnome one.
  • added warning about missing SLiM theme.

1.1. - 2010.09.17

  • added another classic grub2 background with more contrast

1.0. - 2010.09.16

  • first draft

Wallpaper / grub / GDM Background

I've joined these three in order to simplify the theme and make for a more seamless boot transition

ciel_wallpaper_1366x768x24.png

Notes for GDM:

I've changed the logo you see when GDM start up from computer to the start-here.png icon to suit the theme. But that is not all -- I presume that this icon in Tango has the usual bordeaux Debian logo by default and think we should substitute it for the dark grey one. See the screenshots for reference:

Boot Splash

There is no bootsplash/plymouth/usplash/splashy code, but feel free to make it from the image provided:

ciel_bootsplash.png

The idea is for the logo to "pulsate" (this could be achieved by making an animation with the dark shadow growing/retreating).

KDM Theme

This is a rip off of the default KDM theme with just the background changed to the proposed wallpaper.

ciel_kde_1.png

SLiM Theme

Coming soon... I will make an entire SLiM theme. The folder Slim in the archive is just a placeholder.

GSplash

A simple splash image for Gnome. Since this is not used by default anymore, I didn't bother to update this one.

[ATTACH]

KSplash

This is a rip off of the default KDE splash with just the background changed to the proposed wallpaper.

ciel_kde_2.png

Theming

Gnome

I've changed the default theme to ?MurrinaAquaish to make Ciel brighter. Metacity was changed to Murrine Rounded. Gnome-brave was sort of too blue, so I changed it to Tango. The mouse cursor is the standard dmz white. I think the theme changes demand the standard Gnome notification-daemon instead the initially proposed notify-osd. They are all available in vanilla Debian with these dependencies:

  • murrine-themes
  • tango-icon-theme
  • dmz-cursor-theme

The panels are using the system theme.

Screenshots:

ciel_gnome_1.png

ciel_gnome_2.png

ciel_gnome_3.png

KDE

No changes to the theme, thus the default Oxygen themes and icons. The KMenu icon has been changed to the proposed dark grey Debian icon. KDM and Ksplash themes are above.

Screenshots:

ciel_kde_3.png

LXDE

The panel has been changed to system theme. I also made a new logout splash. The default LXDE icon was changed to the proposed dark grey Debian logo. GTK and icons should be as in Gnome and the Openbox theme should be Clearlooks.

Screenshots:

ciel_lxde_1.png

ciel_lxde_2.png

ciel_lxde_3.png

Debian Icon

This dark grey icon is provided to achieve branding.

[ATTACH]

CD Cover

A front cover has been provided.

ciel_cd_front.png

Debian Installer

A nice installer banner

ciel_installer.png

TODO

  • SLiM Theme
  • Boot splash code (Splashy, Usplash, Plymouth - I can't code any of those)
  • Packaging, testing.
  • Substitute start-here.png icon in Tango?

License

Public Domain, except for the Debian Logo:

http://www.debian.org/logos/

and the KDM and KSplash themes (see their README).

Contact

E-Mail

mailto:cancivolonter@gmail.com

Please add your e-mail if you participate.

Semi-Official Discussion

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=55566