Running Debian Lenny on my Acer Aspire 5572 notebook I wanted a more "up-to-date" look for it's Gnome desktop. As I recently came across some screenshots of Ubuntu's upcoming release "Lucid Lynx" with it's new GTK theme I decided to give it a try (you have to get used to the buttons being on the left side of the windows, though! ;-) see screenshot below). Of course, the new Ubuntu Mono iconset goes very well with this theme, so I needed that, too.
To make everything work in Lenny, I grabbed all the source packages from Ubuntu's package repository and then made deb packages for Lenny from them. I also replaced the Ubuntu logo within the two icon packages with Debian's logo.
The new Ubuntu "light-themes" (Ambiance/Radiance) need the latest murrine engine, which of course isn't included in Lenny. So, this was the first thing I took care of. This is the only package which is architecture dependent and I can only provide it for i368. If you need murrine engine for amd64, do as follows:
First install the build dependencies:
# apt-get install build-essential debhelper libgtk2.0-dev intltool quilt
Then get the source packages (see download link below) and put them in a temporary folder and change to it. Now we need to recreate the source-tree, compile and build the actual package (you DON'T need to be root for the following steps!):
# dpkg-source -x gtk2-engines-murrine_0.90.3+git20091211-0lenny1.dsc
# cd gtk2-engines-murrine-0.90.3+git20091211
# dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
# cd ..
Install the package (as root, of course...):
# dpkg -i gtk2-engines-murrine_0.90.3+git20091211-0lenny1_amd64.deb
That's basically it!
Please keep in mind that installing a new version of murrine engine might break older themes!!
You may then install the themes and the icons packages. (You need to install all three packages, as "light-themes" has - besides "murrine-engine" - "humanity-icon-theme" and "ubuntu-mono" as dependency.)
This is how it basically looks like then:
Download links & md5sums:
- Icons and light themes (architecture independent): icons_gtk-theme.tar.gz
- Murrine engine (i368), git20091211 (outdated): murrine-engine_i386.tar.gz
- UPDATE: Murrine engine (i368), git20100323 (build on Debian testing/Squeeze, Lenny users please see comment by "FreeWheelinFrank" on Sep, 11th 2010): murrine_engine_git20100323_i386.tar.gz
[EDIT: The binary package doesn't seem to work on Debian Lenny, as it was built on Debian Squeeze. Please download the sources below and follow the instructions on building the package for amd64.]
- Murrine engine (sources for building amd64 package), git20091211 (outdated): murrine-engine_src.tar.gz
- UPDATE: Murrine engine (sources for building amd64 package, Lenny users please see comment by "FreeWheelinFrank" on Sep, 11th 2010), git20100323: murrine_engine_git20100323_src.tar.gz
Unpack the *.tar.gz files and check md5sums of the packages. Have fun!
Now available at gnome-look.org, too!
Ambiance/Radiance GTK themes: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=122142
Murrine engine: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=122141
Humanity/Mono icon set: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=122143