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= Debian Ciel 2.1 =


Author: Amir Dizdarević and whoever else joins...


Ciel means sky in French, which is sort of the moto of this theme
-- it aims
to be light on the eye. The theme provides wallpapers for both
= Debian Ciel 2.2 =


Authors and Contributers:

Whoever wants to join! Currently,

Design:
Amir Dizdarević

Technical: Jon Dowland

Hosting: Y
ves-Alexis Perez, Jordan Metzmeier, Valessio Brito

The theme now has 2 distinct versions:

* Debian Ciel with the pinkish Debian icon
* Debian Ciel Discreet with the dark gray icons


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
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a ksplash theme and a debian icon with instructions what icons
to replace to achieve Debi
an branding. Screenshots and mock-ups will show
a ksplash theme and debian icons based on Tango. Screenshots and mock-ups will show
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(http://www.debian.org/logos/).
The kdm and ksplash themes are basically rip offs of other themes and have
to therefore be GPLed.

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
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Notes to packagers start with the bold word '''PACK:''', whereas notes to packagers
of needed dependencies in regards to possible config changes start with a word
describing the package, e.g. '''GNOME:''' or '''KDE:''', or will have a note such as '''DEP:'''.
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'''WARNING!''' SVN is currently at 1.2.1. and will be updated soon.
Sorry for the inconvenience...
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or as an archive from here, courtesy of JordanMetzmeier: ==== 1.2.1. Without Sources ====

These are archives without sources.
 
Debian Ciel 1.2.2. (with the pinkish logos)

[[http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GIDTMIXM]] 3.62 MB

Debian Ciel Discreet 1.2.2. (with the gray logos)

[[http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HLX1PWX9]]

==== 1.2.2. Both Flavours With Sources ====

[[http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GN6C5ZWX]] 8.34 MB

==== 1.2.3. Previous Versions (Theme and Sources) ====

Previous 2.0 version, hosting courtesy of JordanMetzmeier:
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The previous 1.x 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 :)
Previous 1.2 version:
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=== 1.3. Packages === === 1.3. Packages [UNDONE!] ===
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Last update: 14th Oct 2010

2.1 - 2010.10.14
2.2. - 2010.10.23
 * Final commit -- from now on bug fixes only
 * The theme now has 2 versions -- one with the pinkish Debian branding (Debian Ciel)
   and another with a dark gray one (Debian Ciel Discreet).
 * Added a Debian Ciel Tango Icon Theme, which is basically Tango with the start-here icon
   changed from those blue shoes to a Debian icon.
 * All theme proposals were reverted to the default Debian settings due to stability concerns.
   These are basically Clearlooks for everything GTK (not sure about Xfce?). They are fine for
   the skin colour-wise. The icon theme is still debated and I am also hoping we will see
   the lxde logout splash.

2.1. - 2010.10.14
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   Thanks to Yves-Alexis and all others for the suggestion!    Thanks to Yves and all others for the suggestion!
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2.0 - 2010.10.13 2.0. - 2010.10.13
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== 5. Boot Splash == {{attachment:ciel_wallpaper_disc_1366x768x24.png}}

'''PACK:''' Not packaged yet.

== 5. Boot Splash [UNDONE!] ==
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== 6. Grub Background == == 6. Grub Background [UNDONE!] ==
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'''GRUB:''' Change background to proposed wallpaper; Set matching foreground colour (something like a very dark grey maybe?)
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{{attachment:ciel_gdm_1.png}}
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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:
'''PACKAGING NOTES:'''

I've changed the logo you see when GDM start up from computer to the start-here.png icon to suit the theme.
That would require the packager of GDM to change said setting in case this theme gets selected.
 
See Icon theme for the icon change.

'''PACK:''' Not packaged yet.
'''GDM:''' Change background to proposed.
'''GDM:''' Change top logo to start-here.png .
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'''PACK:''' Not packaged yet.
'''KDM:''' Change default KDM theme to proposed.
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'''PACK:''' Not packaged yet.
'''SLIM:''' Change default SLIM theme to proposed.
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'''PACK:''' Not packaged yet.
'''KSPLASH:''' Change default KSplash theme to proposed.
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'''PACK:''' Not packaged yet. (Are we keeping this at all?)
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=== 9.1. 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.
'''?:''' Change default mouse cursor theme to dmz-cursor-theme.

Since all other theming will be discontinued for Squeeze and the defaults will be retained, I didn't add any other screenshots.

=== 9.2. KDE ===

No changes to the theme, thus the default Oxygen themes and icons.
The KMenu icon has been changed to the Debian icon.
KDM and Ksplash themes are above.
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{{attachment:ciel_gnome_1.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_gnome_2.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_gnome_3.png}}



=== 9.2. KDE ===

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

Screenshots:

{{attachment:ciel_kde_3.png}}
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'''KDE:''' Change default KDE menu start icon to proposed; Include icon into own package (or another?).
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The panel has been changed to system theme. I also made a new logout splash.
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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}}
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'''LXDE:''' Change default GTK icon theme to debian-ciel-tango
'''LXDE:''' Change /usr/share/lxde/images/logout-banner.png to proposed.
'''LXDE:''' Change /usr/share/lxde/images/lxde-icon.png to proposed.
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The GTK and icon themes should be same as Gnome, for Xfwm the Default theme looks very good actually.
The menu icons has also been changed to the proposed pinkish Debian logo.

{{attachment:ciel_xfce_1.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_xfce_2.png}}



== 10. Debian Icon ==

This pinkish icon is provided to achieve branding.
'''XFCE:''' Change default GTK icon theme to debian-ciel-tango
'''XFCE:''' Change start menu icon to Debian logo: /usr/share/icons/debian-ciel-tango/scalable/places/start-here.svg

== 10. Debian Tango Icon Theme ==

This is basically the Tango Icon theme with a Debian icon to achieve branding.

'''PACK:''' Not packaged yet.
'''DEP:''' Tango Icon Theme.
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=== 11.1. CD Cover === === 11.1. CD Cover [UNDONE!] ===
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'''GUI INSTALLER:''' Change banner image to proposed.
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  * Gather feedback.
  * Substitute start-here.png icon in Tango?
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Please add your e-mail if you participate.
It would be nice to add your e-mail or other means of contact if you participate.

Debian Ciel 2.2

Authors and Contributers:

Whoever wants to join! Currently,

Design: Amir Dizdarević

Technical: Jon Dowland

Hosting: Yves-Alexis Perez, Jordan Metzmeier, Valessio Brito

The theme now has 2 distinct versions:

* Debian Ciel with the pinkish Debian icon * Debian Ciel Discreet with the dark gray icons

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 debian icons based on Tango. 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.

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! :)

Notes to packagers start with the bold word PACK:, whereas notes to packagers of needed dependencies in regards to possible config changes start with a word describing the package, e.g. GNOME: or KDE:, or will have a note such as DEP:.

1. Download

1.1. SVN

Check out the theme using our svn:

http://svn.debianart.org/themes/ciel/

WARNING! SVN is currently at 1.2.1. and will be updated soon. Sorry for the inconvenience...

1.2. Archives

1.2.1. Without Sources

These are archives without sources.

Debian Ciel 1.2.2. (with the pinkish logos)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GIDTMIXM 3.62 MB

Debian Ciel Discreet 1.2.2. (with the gray logos)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HLX1PWX9

1.2.2. Both Flavours With Sources

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GN6C5ZWX 8.34 MB

1.2.3. Previous Versions (Theme and Sources)

Previous 2.0 version, hosting courtesy of ?JordanMetzmeier:

http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel-2.1.tar.gz 3.97 MB

Previous 2.0 version with a grey Debian icon, hosting courtesy of Yves-Alexis Perez:

http://people.debian.org/~corsac/desktop/debian-ciel-2.tar.gz 2.82 MB

Previous 1.2 version:

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

1.3. Packages [UNDONE!]

Hopefully soon...

2. Discussion and Feedback

A semi-official discussion board can be found here:

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

3. News

2.2. - 2010.10.23

  • Final commit -- from now on bug fixes only
  • The theme now has 2 versions -- one with the pinkish Debian branding (Debian Ciel)
    • and another with a dark gray one (Debian Ciel Discreet).
  • Added a Debian Ciel Tango Icon Theme, which is basically Tango with the start-here icon
    • changed from those blue shoes to a Debian icon.
  • All theme proposals were reverted to the default Debian settings due to stability concerns.
    • These are basically Clearlooks for everything GTK (not sure about Xfce?). They are fine for the skin colour-wise. The icon theme is still debated and I am also hoping we will see the lxde logout splash.

2.1. - 2010.10.14

  • Debian Ciel got a bit of lipstick ;) Reintroducing the rather pinkish Debian logo by popular request.

    • Thanks to Yves and all others for the suggestion!
  • overhauled the wallpaper and other backgrounds; slightly more gradients
  • SLiM theme!
  • new and better KDM theme!
  • GDM / KDM backgrounds now without disturbing logo (thanks to secipolla)
  • new pinkish Debian icon
  • added Xfce theming proposal

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

4. Wallpaper

ciel_wallpaper_1366x768x24.png

ciel_wallpaper_disc_1366x768x24.png

PACK: Not packaged yet.

5. Boot Splash [UNDONE!]

There is no bootsplash/plymouth/usplash/splashy code, but feel free to make it from the image provided. I have plans to make Plymouth code.

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).

6. Grub Background [UNDONE!]

Screenshot coming soon... It's basically the wallpaper minus the logo.

GRUB: Change background to proposed wallpaper; Set matching foreground colour (something like a very dark grey maybe?)

7. Login Managers

The login managers now all have the backgrounds without a logo to make a much cooler transition. In KDE4 the transition looks very nice with the logo fading in.

7.1. GDM

ciel_gdm_2.png

PACKAGING NOTES:

I've changed the logo you see when GDM start up from computer to the start-here.png icon to suit the theme. That would require the packager of GDM to change said setting in case this theme gets selected.

See Icon theme for the icon change.

PACK: Not packaged yet. GDM: Change background to proposed. GDM: Change top logo to start-here.png .

7.2. KDM

This is a rip off of the default KDM theme with the background changed to the proposed wallpaper and also a brand new login panel.

ciel_kde_1.png

PACK: Not packaged yet. KDM: Change default KDM theme to proposed.

7.3. SLiM Theme

I've finally completed the SLiM theme, too.

ciel_slim.png

PACK: Not packaged yet. SLIM: Change default SLIM theme to proposed.

8. Splashes

8.1. KSplash

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

ciel_kde_2.png

PACK: Not packaged yet. KSPLASH: Change default KSplash theme to proposed.

8.2. GSplash

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

ciel_splash_402x293x24.png

PACK: Not packaged yet. (Are we keeping this at all?)

9. Theming

?: Change default mouse cursor theme to dmz-cursor-theme.

Since all other theming will be discontinued for Squeeze and the defaults will be retained, I didn't add any other screenshots.

9.2. KDE

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

Screenshots:

ciel_kde_4.png

KDE: Change default KDE menu start icon to proposed; Include icon into own package (or another?).

9.3. LXDE

The default LXDE icon was changed to the proposed pinkish Debian logo.

ciel_lxde_3.png

LXDE: Change default GTK icon theme to debian-ciel-tango LXDE: Change /usr/share/lxde/images/logout-banner.png to proposed. LXDE: Change /usr/share/lxde/images/lxde-icon.png to proposed.

9.4. XFCE

XFCE: Change default GTK icon theme to debian-ciel-tango XFCE: Change start menu icon to Debian logo: /usr/share/icons/debian-ciel-tango/scalable/places/start-here.svg

10. Debian Tango Icon Theme

This is basically the Tango Icon theme with a Debian icon to achieve branding.

PACK: Not packaged yet. DEP: Tango Icon Theme.

ciel-debian-menu-logo.png

11. Parepharnelia

11.1. CD Cover [UNDONE!]

A front cover has been provided.

ciel_cd_front.png

12. Debian Installer

A nice installer banner

ciel_installer.png

GUI INSTALLER: Change banner image to proposed.

13. TODO

  • Boot splash code (Splashy, Usplash, Plymouth - I can't code any of those, although I might try playing with Plymouth)
  • Packaging, testing.

14. License

Public Domain, except for the Debian Logo:

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

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

15. Contact

15.1. E-Mail

mailto:cancivolonter@gmail.com

It would be nice to add your e-mail or other means of contact if you participate.

15.2. Semi-Official Discussion

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