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= Debian Ciel 1.2 =


Author: Amir Dizdarević and whoever else joins...


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. I would kindly ask anyone
to contribute, as coding boot splash and similar endeavours are not my
kind of thing. Thank you! Get the archive from here:

[[http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AMU5ZMWC]] 2.06 MB
= Debian Ciel 2.2 =


Authors and Contributers:

Whoever wants to join! Currently,

Design: Amir Dizdarević (discontinued contribution to Ciel for the [[http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=55566&start=60#p331617|following]] reasons.

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.

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:'''.

<<TableOfContents(3)>>

== Download ==

=== GIT ===

Check out the theme using our git:
 * https://gitorious.org/themes-debianart/ciel


=== Archives ===

==== Without Sources ====

These are archives without sources.
 
Debian Ciel 2.2. (with the pinkish logos)

[[http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel/ciel-2.2.tar.gz]] 3.62 MB

Debian Ciel Discreet 2.2. (with the gray logos)

[[http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel/ciel-discreet-2.2.tar.gz]]

The files say 1.2.2., but this is just a typo. Sorry! :D

==== Both Flavours With Sources ====

[[http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel/ciel-SOURCE-2.2.tar.gz]] 8.34 MB

==== 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


=== Packages [UNDONE!] ===

Hopefully soon...

== 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



== Wallpaper ==

[[attachment:ciel_wallpaper_1366x768x24.png|{{attachment:ciel_wallpaper_1366x768x24.png|Ciel Wallpaper|width=550}}]]

[[attachment:ciel_wallpaper_disc_1366x768x24.png|{{attachment:ciel_wallpaper_disc_1366x768x24.png|Ciel Discrete Wallpaper|width=550}}]]

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

== 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.

[[attachment:ciel_bootsplash.png|{{attachment:ciel_bootsplash.png|Ciel Bootsplash|width=550}}]]


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


== 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?)

== 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.

=== GDM ===

[[attachment:ciel_gdm_2.png|{{attachment:ciel_gdm_2.png|Ciel GDM Theme|width=550}}]]

'''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 .

=== 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.

[[attachment:ciel_kde_1.png|{{attachment:ciel_kde_1.png|Ciel KDM Theme|width=550}}]]

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

=== SLiM ===

I've finally completed the SLiM theme, too.

[[attachment:ciel_slim.png|{{attachment:ciel_slim.png|Ciel SLiM Theme|width=550}}]]

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

== Splashes ==

=== 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|{{attachment:ciel_kde_2.png|Ciel KDE Splash|width=550}}]]

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

=== GSplash ===

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

[[attachment:ciel_splash_402x293x24.png|{{attachment:ciel_splash_402x293x24.png|Ciel Gnome Splash}}]]


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



== 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.

=== 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:

[[attachment:ciel_kde_4.png|{{attachment:ciel_kde_4.png|Ciel KDE Screenshot}}]]

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

=== LXDE ===

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

[[attachment:ciel_lxde_3.png|{{attachment:ciel_lxde_3.png|Ciel LXDE Screenshot|width=550}}]]

'''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.


=== 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

== 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.

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

== Parepharnelia ==

=== CD Cover [UNDONE!] ===

A front cover has been provided.

{{attachment:ciel_cd_front.png}}

== Debian Installer ==

A nice installer banner

{{attachment:ciel_installer.png}}

'''GUI INSTALLER:''' Change banner image to proposed.

== TODO ==

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

== License ==

Public Domain, except for the Debian Logo:

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

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

== Contact ==

None at the moment.

=== Discussion and Feedback ===
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Last update: 17th Sep 2010


Sorry to host it on Megaupload, but I have no idea how to use svn.
Feel free to redistribute and repackage it!

The file names and folders should be self-explanatory.



== News ==

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


== 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}}


== Boot Splash ==

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

{{attachment:ciel_boot_1366x768.png}}

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


== gdm3 Background ==

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

{{attachment:ciel_gdm3_1366x768.png}}


== SLiM Theme ==

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.

{{attachment:ciel_splash_420x293.png}}


== 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}}


== Theming ==

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
 * murrine-themes
 * gnome-brave-icon-theme
 * dmz-cursor-theme
 * notify-osd

 The panels are using the system theme again. Screenshots:

{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_empty.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_nautilus.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_zenity.png}}

{{attachment:ciel_desktop_gnome_notifyosd.png}}

== CD Cover ==

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

{{attachment:cd_cover.png}}


== Debian Installer ==

A nice installer banner

{{attachment:ciel_installer_800x75.png}}


== TODO ==

  * SLiM Theme
  * KDM Theme (anyone?)
  * GSplash (is it just an image or also code? Can anyone help?)
  * KSplash (OK, this one definitely has code. Anyone?)
  * Boot splash code (Splashy, Usplash, Plymouth - I can't code any of those)
  * CD sleeve
  * move to SVN?


== Contact ==

Mail me:
[[mailto:cancivolonter@gmail.com]]

Semi-official discussion:
[[http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=55566]]

Debian Ciel 2.2

Authors and Contributers:

Whoever wants to join! Currently,

Design: Amir Dizdarević (discontinued contribution to Ciel for the following reasons.

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.

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:.

Download

GIT

Check out the theme using our git:

Archives

Without Sources

These are archives without sources.

Debian Ciel 2.2. (with the pinkish logos)

http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel/ciel-2.2.tar.gz 3.62 MB

Debian Ciel Discreet 2.2. (with the gray logos)

http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel/ciel-discreet-2.2.tar.gz

The files say 1.2.2., but this is just a typo. Sorry! :D

Both Flavours With Sources

http://linuxgen.com/debian/ciel/ciel-SOURCE-2.2.tar.gz 8.34 MB

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

Packages [UNDONE!]

Hopefully soon...

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

Wallpaper

Ciel Wallpaper

Ciel Discrete Wallpaper

PACK: Not packaged yet.

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

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

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?)

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.

GDM

Ciel GDM Theme

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 .

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 KDM Theme

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

SLiM

I've finally completed the SLiM theme, too.

Ciel SLiM Theme

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

Splashes

KSplash

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

Ciel KDE Splash

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

GSplash

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

Ciel Gnome Splash

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

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.

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 Screenshot

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

LXDE

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

Ciel LXDE Screenshot

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.

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

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

Parepharnelia

CD Cover [UNDONE!]

A front cover has been provided.

ciel_cd_front.png

Debian Installer

A nice installer banner

ciel_installer.png

GUI INSTALLER: Change banner image to proposed.

TODO

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

License

Public Domain, except for the Debian Logo:

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

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

Contact

None at the moment.

Discussion and Feedback

A semi-official discussion board can be found here:

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