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Should Mac4Lin be applied as artwork to Sabayon?

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You need instructions for that? Chalo theek hai.. will include it this time :)
anyone with a "little" experience can write instructions for that, but you never mentioned it in your previous version's tutorial. This ensured that newbies could do nothing.

And personally speaking, I feel without macmenu hack, terminal can never, ever look like mac.

Then you could help by showing us any place where we can find the Neo Office theme for Open Office.

The next version (soon to be released) would be much more user friendly to install. I guarantee that :)
don't worry about the installer. One of us can take care of it. You have got suffitient pain in the a$$ by trying to name and resize each icon one by one.

This poor chap has already done that! Automated installer for the soon-to-be-released version of Mac4Lin in the form of a shell script :)
guess I talked too fast...

Damnit! If only I'd found you earlier! Actually QWERTY had done a small gui in pygtk. That thing met its pre-mature end! I guess I will ask QWERTY to work on it again for future releases :)
I heard that there are programs like NSIS for linux as well. Ones which have a single .bin file. Have you thought about one of those ?

Not possible, boss :( You gotta use Compiz for that. That is one thing where prolly I need to do a lot of research to enable it yet not break the whole package.
can you perhaps use a transparent png file instead of the current texture ?
 
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infra_red_dude

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
And personally speaking, I feel without macmenu hack, terminal can never, ever look like mac.
MacMenu is something I can't guarantee. And its only on GNOME (very buggy) and KDE atm. So lets do all that we haf in our hands and not crib for something we can do nothing about!

Then you could help by showing us any place where we can find the Neo Office theme for Open Office.
Sorry, none exists. And prolly none would ever unless an enthusiast takes up this job. Anyone?

don't worry about the installer. One of us can take care of it. You have got suffitient pain in the a$$ by trying to name and resize each icon one by one.
Installer and everything is already taken care of!

I heard that there are programs like NSIS for linux as well. Ones which have a single .bin file. Have you thought about one of those ?
I wonder why would you want those when a simple bash script can do everything. We can even give it a GUI frontend. If I go the binary way then distros like gentoo, sourcemage etc. would be left out. With the current implementation the installer will work on any OS with the Linux kernel, BSD based systems, OpenSolaris and just about anything on this planet which uses bash,gnome/xfce!

can you perhaps use a transparent png file instead of the current texture ?
I did try this, but unfortunately its a limitation in the pixmap engine. It messes certain things up.

Yup Autopackage is one of them. Available for GNOME and QT :D
Lemme look into this. But then again, I don't wanna make a binary installer.

The Beta version would be rolled out in a day or two for testing.
 
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infra_red_dude

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
Can't say about the final version but beta version would be shipped to beta testers in approx. 2 dayz. Haf left all my other work to finish the beta in time :)
 
Can't say about the final version but beta version would be shipped to beta testers in approx. 2 dayz. Haf left all my other work to finish the beta in time :)
since I am going to reinstall ubuntu anyway, I don't mind crashes. I am willing to volunteer.

PS: I am one of those guys who still uses Gnome 2.18.1, as I run Ubuntu feisty.
 

ray|raven

Think Zen.
For all you mac fans out here :
Here's how to install the proto theme made for Mac OS X FF 3 on Windows/Linux.

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Step 1:
Type about:config into Firefox's address bar and click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button. Right-click anywhere. Choose New>Boolean. Make the name of your new config value: extensions.checkCompatibility and set it to false. Restart Firefox.

Option 1: Use a Mac download the theme. Save to a external memory. Open Firefox 3 beta 5>Tools>Add-ons>Themes and drag and drop into Firefox. Restart and BAM! Clean new them for Firefox 3 beta 5!!!

Option 2: Install the user agent add on from the firefox add on website. Tools>User Agent Switcher>Options>Options>User Agents>Add:

Description: Mozilla Firefox 3 beta 5 (Mac OS X)

User Agent: (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-us; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5

App Name: Mozilla Firefox
App Version: 3 beta 5
Platform: Mac
Vendor: (Leave Blank)
Vendor Sub: (Leave Blank)

Restart Firefox 3 beta 5 and select the Mozilla Firefox 3 beta 5 (Mac OS X) User Agent String. Go to the Firefox Add-on website and search for Proto. The green button is now available! Install the new theme and Enjoy!

Source : http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=646268
 

Faun

Wahahaha~!
Staff member
So, I finally used Mac4lin on Ubuntu.Am a lazy sloth to download anything.So just got it from this month's LFY CD.! :p
Must say, It looks very nice and pretty.But there's one small problem.I can't have transparent panels now.Here's a screenie to explain better:

As you can see, only the part of panel is transparent.Any idea why this happens.?
Yes you can remove those non transparent pngs too

just go to
/home/your_username/.themes/the_mac_for_lin_dir/gtk-2.0/Panel

and delete the panel pngs there :D thats it

 
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infra_red_dude

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
^^^ Unfortunately none of them matches Mac4Lin :( Guess I'll hafta create a FF3 theme myself. Any FF3 themers here????

Suggestion required: Should I make shell scripts that replace Pidgin themes in /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin? For doing that it would require root access. Do you guys recommend automating this or not? Doing this would mean that the user has to do almost NOTHING to install the whole Mac4Lin package!
 

abhinandh

Proud to be Linux
Suggestion required: Should I make shell scripts that replace Pidgin themes in /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin? For doing that it would require root access. Do you guys recommend automating this or not? Doing this would mean that the user has to do almost NOTHING to install the whole Mac4Lin package!
how abt leaving that to the user decide.
Code:
Do you want to install pidgin skin[y/n]

or maybe a seperate script will do.
 
^^^ Unfortunately none of them matches Mac4Lin :( Guess I'll hafta create a FF3 theme myself. Any FF3 themers here????

Suggestion required: Should I make shell scripts that replace Pidgin themes in /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin? For doing that it would require root access. Do you guys recommend automating this or not? Doing this would mean that the user has to do almost NOTHING to install the whole Mac4Lin package!
thats the sorry state your pakcage is ending up to become.

newbies have no idea how to theme.

this makes them want everything for nothing.
 
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infra_red_dude

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
^^^ err.. not exactly.. The installation method doesn't matter.. whether its automated or manual.. making them install theme "manually" wouldn't make them expert themers anyway! ;)

If a person can install any Linux distro.. then thats a bigger task than installing and enabling themes manually!!! Not that installing a distro is difficult.. but installing and switching themes is as easy as installing a distro :)

Ok.. I need more beta testers for Xfce. Anyone volunteering?
 
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