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yanike
 
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Post Posted December 8th, 2012, 5:13 am

***UPDATE***
New Thread under themes:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2639927

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcYYf14c ... e=youtu.be

This theme is going in a whole other direction and it's going to look awesome! I'm going to take my time on this to make sure it's great!

Here's a very early preview of where I'm going with this 8-)

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Still lots to draw and change! All icons are my original work. I'm going to be creating new custom buttons for Mail Inbox, Write Mail, New Tab, Address Book, and Composer for the toolbar. I'm even thinking about unifying the Back and Forward buttons.

This theme will be one-size compact theme and will give you more length on the toolbar even with all the buttons enabled.

------ OTHER SCREENSHOTS-------
(I'm using the Pinball Theme as a guide to making the new theme)

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I'm also planning to bring back the mail button and create additional buttons as well for the toolbar.
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Post Posted December 10th, 2012, 5:46 am

Cool. Will it look good in gnome shell too since you seem to be using linux ?
When Some themes with adwaita i notice that top bar is white while rest of browser looks good

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Post Posted December 10th, 2012, 5:59 am

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. It should look good in the gnome shell. The theme looks the same on Windows as it does Ubuntu, so I don't think there should a problem. When I release it, I will listen to feedback and update what I can.

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Post Posted December 10th, 2012, 6:18 am

yanike wrote:I am using Ubuntu 12.04. It should look good in the gnome shell. The theme looks the same on Windows as it does Ubuntu, so I don't think there should a problem. When I release it, I will listen to feedback and update what I can.

I will have to wait and later upgrade to gnome 3.6 as it supports dark version of adwaita theme and try out the themes. The white topbar is horrible in the browser except for some themes like kilome :-(

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Post Posted December 13th, 2012, 5:53 pm

Any chance you could get the rights to the (soon to be discontinued) Mostly Crystal theme?

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Post Posted December 13th, 2012, 6:27 pm

She doesn't seem willing to allow it to be continued:
http://tom-cat.com/mozilla/updatenews/e ... 24-12.html
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Post Posted December 13th, 2012, 8:15 pm

Nor does Johannes want Pinball continued. viewtopic.php?p=3517515#p3517515 You would need to at least redo the images since they are copyrighted.
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Post Posted December 13th, 2012, 8:25 pm

if seamonkey is open source, how can it's plugins/addons/themes be closed source ?
It makes no sense . We need Stallman's help here :-)

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Post Posted December 13th, 2012, 8:52 pm

Very easy. I could offer an extension under a different license. My code simply interacts with the code of the open source program. Where I work we provide a program that works on linux systems. Our code is closed.

In our Windows program we have a second party add-on that has a different license then we do. You can still use our program even if you don't accept their license. You just cannot use their program.

For what it may be worth the actual code of both products is likely open source since there are only so many ways to do things and the theming and extension folks are more then happy to help one another. Images are creative and give the theme its specialness. Unless the artist involved specifically releases the images under a share license the copyright remains with him or her.
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Post Posted December 13th, 2012, 11:02 pm

An excellent example is Mozilla and Firefox. While the Firefox code-base is almost 100% open, the trademark for Firefox and it's logo are closed subsidiaries of Mozilla Corp. Meaning that legally you cannot take the official Firefox logo and change it's colors or manipulate it in any way for your own purposes... while you CAN take the Firefox source-code and manipulate it for your own purposes. Similarly, a theme for Firefox or Seamonkey may have completely open code, but the IMAGES may be restricted by copyright. In such a case you would never be allowed to make a derivative theme without the express permission of the owner of the images.

These are not trivial affairs... the artist-programmers who build Themes put an excruciating amount of work into building graphics and making their theme work, and it simply would not be fair for someone else to claim credit for that work by stealing the images or coding.
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yanike
 
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Post Posted December 24th, 2012, 4:55 pm

Theme's new name will be "Brine".

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Post Posted December 24th, 2012, 4:59 pm

Good for you yanike. I look forward to see what you come with (I also miss pinball) so be sure to post the link to the theme here.
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Post Posted December 24th, 2012, 5:43 pm

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A lot more icons still need updating, but I'll get to them :)

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2013, 4:11 pm

New check boxes, radio buttons, and more being updated!
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I'm going to try to change every icon 8-)
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Post Posted January 3rd, 2013, 5:34 pm

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