ThemePackageSpec (aka Metathemes)

Toma tomhaste at
Tue Jun 2 04:42:58 PDT 2009

Those path dirs look like a solid step away from any cross-platform
theme unification. But I guess thats a different matter all together.
Also, it seems like a licensing nightmare waiting to happen with mixed
licenses in 1 file. Im sure its been done before, but I wouldnt touch
that with a 10m barge pole.

BUT, if it works, it works. And I do like the cross-desktop idea.


2009/6/2 Stephan Arts <stephan at>:
> Hi All,
> At the Ubuntu Developers Summit in Barcelona, there was a discussion
> about artwork. One comment was made about metathemes, packages where
> designers can place several coherent themes that can be installed and
> used together.
> I mentioned the ThemePackageSpec[0], a draft specification that still
> needs some work but is designed to adress this precise issue.
> Last time I proposed this spec, it received little response[1] (except
> for the #gnome-art irc-channel, on which aruiz and thos were really
> helpfull)
> Now, i'd like to try again.
> 'Could you please shoot the spec to bits?' ^_~
> If we can have a solid discussion about how it can be improved, maybe
> we can work on some cross-desktop implementations during the following
> months.
> Kind regards,
> Stephan
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