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Equinox GTK Engine

  

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Downloads:  216046
Submitted:  Mar 20 2010
Updated:  Apr 27 2011

Description:

A heavily modified version of the beautiful Aurora engine (1.4). Thanks to his author.

IMPORTANT! Since version 1.40, the file below contains only the engine source. You can download themes (both GTK and Metacity) from the second and third links :
- The five Equinox Evolution themes are new offical ones and will get some updates in the future. Only these themes are now included in the theme package available from the Launchpad PPA
- The original themes are no longer maintained (but still usable).

Engine installation

First of all, make sure you have installed the GTK+ library development files (libgtk2.0-dev on Debian/Ubuntu, gtk2-devel on Fedora) with your favourite package manager.

Then to compile the Equinox engine, extract the corresponding archive in your home folder. In the new directory, run the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation
make


On Fedora 64 bits (and perhaps other distribs), compilation don't work with the options above. You must run:
./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 --enable-animation


Finally, run this command as root:
make install


Themes installation

To install the themes, extract the content of the other archive in your ~/.themes.

You can easily change the colour used for selected items or tooltips in Appearance preferences.

To fix the issue with the text of selected menu items in Firefox and Thunderbird, copy the userChrome.css in both ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/chrome/ and ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/chrome/

To use the Equinox Evolution theme with Chromium or Google Chrome, open the browser and drag the CRX file (provided in the themes archive) into the address bar. In applications options, don't forget to enable the display of Metacity borders.

Icon theme
A (still uncomplete) version of Faenza icon theme is now available. Follow the link a the bottom of this page.

Engine options

* curvature = 2.5
* menubarstyle = 1 # 0 = flat, 1 = gradient
* menubaritemstyle = 0 # 0 = flat, 1 = gradient, 2 = inverse gradient, 3 = line
* menubarborders = 1 # 0 = none, 1 = bottom border, 2 = top half-border, 3 = bottom border and top half-border
* toolbarstyle = 1 # 0 = flat, 1 = gradient, 2 = flat without border, 3 = gradient without border, 4 = flat with bottom border, 5 = gradient with bottom border
* buttonstyle = 0 # 0 = normal, 1 = glassy
* menuitemstyle = 0 # 0 = normal, 1 = glassy
* listviewheaderstyle = 0 # 0 = normal, 1 = glassy
* listviewitemstyle = 1 # 0 = flat, 1 = gradient
* scrollbarstyle = 0 # 0 = normal, 1 = glassy, 2 = normal with grip, 3 = glassy with grip, 4 = flat
* scrollbartrough = 0 # 0 = background color of the parent widget, 1 = base color of the widget itself
* scalesliderstyle = 0 # 0 = normal, 1 = glassy, 2 = normal with bullet
* checkradiostyle = 0 # 0 = normal, 1 = glassy
* progressbarstyle = 0 # 0 = normal, 1 = glassy
* separatorstyle = 1 # 0 = solid inset, 1 = gradient inset, 2 = lighter line, 3 = darker line
* textstyle = 0 # orientation of text shadow
* textshade = 1.08 # > 1.0 for light text shadow, < 1.0 for dark text shadow
* animation = TRUE # FALSE = disabled, TRUE = enabled
* arrowsize = 0.1 # controls combo_arrow circle size. Diameter set by (11 + 2 * arrowsize)

Known bugs
* Strange progressbars in Firefox and Thunderbird
* Some ugly message areas

Launchpad PPA
Equinox is available to install for Ubuntu users via a PPA repository. Open a terminal and run :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme




Changelog:

1.50
* New option resizegripstyle
* New value for menubaritemstyle option (return of the original style !)

1.40
* New options menubaritemstyle, scrollbartrough, textstyle and textshade
* Rendering of progressbars improved
* Better support of dark themes
* Some changes in displaying focuses
* FIX: some crashes with Evolution

1.30.2:
ENGINE
* Better rendering for gradient listitems
THEMES
* Windows can be dragged from menubar
* Include userChrome.css to fix Firefox/Thunderbird menu issue
* Include Chromium/Chrome theme for Equinox Evolution
* Some fixes

1.30.1:
ENGINE
* Fix missing parameters in function equinox_style_copy

1.30:
ENGINE
* New options menubarborders and listviewitemstyle
* New values for menubarstyle and scrollbarstyle options
* Some fixes
THEMES
* New themes Evolution and Evolution Light
* Fix bug with Inkscape palette
* Workspace switcher and menubar items more lighter in dark panels
* Fix bugs with some applets: CPU scaling, network monitor, dictionary.
METACITY
* Bottom border of all themes reduced
* New themes Evolution Rounded and Evolution Squared

1.20:
ENGINE
* New options progressbarstyle and separatorstyle
* New values for options menubarstyle and toolbarstyle to hide borders of menubar and toolbar controls
* Overall performance improved
* Some fixes
THEMES
* Better integration in gnome 2.30 (specially for Nautilus)
* New light theme
METACITY
* New themes Light and Light Glass in which window controls used the selected background color
* New themes Classic and Classic Glass with a red close button and others in the selected background color

1.1:
ENGINE
* Progressbars and tabs now accept curvature option
* New engine option for menuitems style
* New focus rendering for tabs[/li]
THEMES
* New Gtkrc theme with wider controls
* Gnome panel with gradient pixmap
* Correct search bar color in Nautilus
METACITY
* Title bar reduced
* Space between title and buttons (if needed)
* Various corrections on windows controls




LicenseGPL
Source(Equinox engine and GTK themes)
Source(Equinox Evolution themes)
Source(Equinox original themes)
Source(Faenza Icons)
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 NICE

 
 by musl1m on: Mar 24 2010
 
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Is that docky ur using cos watever it is (the dock) it looks awesome


open your mind and think freely, it usually makes things look different.
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 Re: NICE

 
 by tiheum on: Mar 24 2010
 
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It's Avant Window Navigator (git version).


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 ZOMG!!

 
 by ElTimo on: Mar 24 2010
 
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I think this has to be the nicest-looking theme engine I've seen to date. The fact that more than just the progressbars are animated as well makes me want to hug you.

And on top of all that it's FAST! Wow.


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 Re: ZOMG!!

 
 by tiheum on: Mar 24 2010
 
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Thanks !

For various animations, credit goes to ECHM, author of Aurora Engine.


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 Theme not complete

 
 by cristiandk on: Mar 24 2010
 
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When installing the engine and GTK themes. and 32bit packages i get the message.

That the icon-theme Faenza is missing and theirfore the theme cannot be completed.


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 Re: Theme not complete

 
 by fraggle4 on: Mar 24 2010
 
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The theme displays fine without the icon pack (which is still currently under development, see the description above). Gnome is just telling you that it won't look as intended without said icon theme.


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 Extra Caption button?

 
 by fraggle4 on: Mar 24 2010
 
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hey, just want to say this is definitely the greatest looking engine I have used in my Ubuntu system. Just curious though, what is the fourth caption button on the top left side of the windows in your previews, and how do I enable it? I've looked all over, but I can't seem to find any mention of it in any rc files or anything....

Thanks


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 Re: Extra Caption button?

 
 by tiheum on: Mar 24 2010
 
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I don't see what you mean. If the menu button (the left one with the arrow) is missing, try this :

Launch gconf-editor and look a the value of the key named button_layout in /apps/metacity/general. Mine is menu:minimize,maximize,close.

Hope this helps


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 Re: Re: Extra Caption button?

 
 by fraggle4 on: Mar 24 2010
 
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Yes, I was referring to the menu button (didn't know what it was actually called...) That solved it, thanks so much! Keep up the good work! We'll be eagerly awaiting the release of those icons.... :)


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 Lucid-Friendly Metacity

 
 by Anywhere on: Mar 24 2010
 
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Can a version of the default metacity themes be designed that looks better with the default button arrangement in Ubuntu Lucid?


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 Re: Lucid-Friendly Metacity

 
 by fraggle4 on: Mar 25 2010
 
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Just move your windows buttons back to the original order, ie Min,Max,Close.
Open up gconf-editor, Apps, Metacity, General, then find the string called "button_layout". A colon signifies which side of the window the buttons will be on; having the string value set as "menu:minimize,maximize,close" will give you exactly what is depicted in the preview above. I have mine set as "minimize,maximize,close:menu"
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af343/fr4ggle4/gconf.png


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 Very nice!

 
 by antoniofloresta on: Mar 24 2010
 
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This theme is very nice!
Usually I prefer a greyish/blueish colour scheme.
But anyway, you did a fantastic job!

Thanks.


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