Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Whats New? The Monthly Wrapup February!

It's that time again. A new mouth and a new list of things done and todo.
I apologize for the brevity of this post as I am quite tired. But it's a new tradition of ours to write the monthly wrapup on the last day of the mounth. So I can't screw that up (Just Yet.)

So what have we done in February? and what do we plan to do in the coming weeks?

What We Accomplished In February:

1.) We Created and Released the much requested Humanity Colors Icon Theme. The default Ubuntu Icon Theme in 8 Colors with both dark and light panel icon support. Goes great with The Ambiance and Radiance Colors Icon Theme.

2.)Once again we got that Humanity Colors Icon Theme packaged into the Offical RAVEfinity PPA. The Initial package was built Thanks to Andrew (From Webupd8.org) And Dr.Amr helped us once again setup a autobuild system. So the later versions 11.10.1 (and on) you have him to thank for the packaging :)

3.) We released a quick fix release to the Humanity Colors Icon Theme 11.10.1 . (Not a huge deal, just a few small fixes and adds a few panel icons)
If you are on 11.10 it's not a huge deal as we only added a few monochrome icons that some users where missing. But all users of the PPA should be auto updated. and you can grab 11.10.1 now if you'd like.

4.) We started heavy development on the Next version of Ambiance and Radiance Colors 11.10.3.

What Are We Up To Next?

1.) Finishing the Next version of Ambiance and Radiance Colors 11.10.3. This release will feature lots of enhancements. Including Window Buttons that look much better (Color Wise) They go well with the rest of the theme. Fixes so the gnome-shell theme is auto installed in the correct location automatically. Fixes to Xfce,Lxde and Openbox aspects of theme (Thanks to user submitted fixes) And quite possibly (and very likely) fixes and polish to the color selections for versions that need it... Like Ummm Cough: Red,Green,Orange so they don't look so "Unsaturated" After this release.

This is most likely the last major release of 11.10 series. until we pull from 12.04. You can expect this theme to fallow the stock Ambiance and Radiance themes closely.

We will be shifting some of are focus. As we no longer will hopefully need to be working on this theme "Full time" as it will hopefully will be in a great state and will only need to pull updates and changes from new Ambaince and Radiance versions then apply are modifications on top of that.

We hope to focus on our "flagship" works. The RAVEfinty 5 Icon and GTK theme. As well as our Wallpaper Pack. (While still maintaining and developing Ambiance and Radiance Colors, Humanity Colors, Ambiance and Radiance XFCE and LXDE of coerce.)

2.) Release a New Version of the Humanity Colors Icon Theme. With the Colors fixes we made in Ambiance and Radiance colors.

3.) Be ready for 12.04, Get all the themes Updated to 12.04 versions BY or a few days after 12.04 is out.

4.) Relax for 10 minutes and get back to work on RAVEfinity 5 (You Know that Flagship Theme That thing we've been working on for over a year now...)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Humanity Colors Icon Theme

Today it once again gives me great happiness to release something thats been suggested and requested numerous times. I originally wanted to release this with the Ambiance and Radiance Colors GTK Theme however time and lack of the proper tool made us postpone it's release. And we released Ambiance and Radiance Colors GTK theme first without it.

Now Ambiance and Radiance Colors have been doing great in their own respect. People would combine them with different icon themes of their choosing. But now we have A Icon Theme just for those themes. (The Colors compliment each other quite well.)

Thats right we today Feb 14 2012. Are proud to to announce the release of Humanity Colors Version Icons! The second and final piece to a complete the Colors Theme Suite. (Check out the GTK Theme Here.)

This Release would not be possible without the Great Theme Recoloring Script "Humanites" by Jennie Petoumeno. If you want to make your own color Humanity icons Check it out HERE.
And finally Thanks to the Original Humanity Authors: Daniel Foré , Jonian Guveli , and K.Vishnoo Charan Reddy.

Anywho here it is...


The Humanity Colors Icon Theme brings you the Humanity Icon Theme (Default Ubuntu Icon Theme) in all the colors of the rainbow and then some! Goes great with Ambiance and Radiance Colors GTK Theme (By US as well)

Get the GTK that goes with this Icon Theme here:http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ambiance+%26+Radiance+Colors+Version?content=147891


(!) Coming to the RAVEfintiy PPA and .Deb Packages Soon.


This theme does NOT replace, nor effect Ubuntu's Stock Humanity Icon Themes so don't worry! it's totally separate!


This Icon Theme works on Unity,Gnome(2,3 Shell),Xfce,LXDE ,Openbox or any other GTK desktop.

Should Work on any Linux Distribution Built in 2008 or later! (This theme is STILL the latest 11.10 version... Feb 2012)

Features:

A Icon Theme That Comes in 8 Beautiful Colors With Both Dark and Light Panel Support.
The Latest Default Ubuntu Icon Theme (With very few changes) In any color you want!
Colors Are in beautiful calm dark shades. perfectly matching the Ambiance and Radiance Colors GTK Theme (Meant to go with one another)

SPACE REQUIREMENTS:

Installer Package is 8 MB (.Tar.gz or .Deb)
Once installed Icon Theme Requires 63 MB
(We may reduce this size eventually through complex symlinking. However we want to release this Icon theme for you to use and enjoy now!)

NOTE: The original Humanity Icon Theme is designed and created By: by Daniel Foré, Jonian Guveli, and K.Vishnoo Charan Reddy
This is a "port" simply with different colors.

(!) This is not a fork! we will be fallowing updates as close as we can.

CREDITS

Brought to you by(& Based on):

RAVEfinity (C) 2012+ RAVEfinty, (Jared Sot.) (www.ravefinity.blogspot.com)

-Humanity icon theme in 8 Beautiful Colors prebuilt (Light and Dark Theme Support) (Based on script mentioned bellow) In which We have spent the time picking the correct colors, Recoloring some icons to look better, adding support for various monochrome icons. So this theme is not completely just Humanities with different colors. But a large amount of credit goes to Humanities for making this theme possible.

Brought to you by The RAVEfinity Project, Visit us at:http://www.ravefinity.blogspot.com/


Based heavily (80%-90%+) on a wonderful recoloring script by (Majority of credit goes too):"Humanities" maintained/created by Jennie Petoumenou


The Original Humanity Theme (This Theme is based on it) is designed and developed by Daniel Foré , Jonian Guveli , and K.Vishnoo Charan Reddy.


GNOME icons and Humanity icons are all licensed under the GPL.


Icons based or directly from GNOME and other GNOME projects, licensed GPL.

You can visit the GNOME website here:http://www.gnome.org/

Icons based on Tango sources or taken from the Tango project are public domain.http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Desktop_Project


Tremendous help with .Deb packaging & launchpad help (initial packager), Dr. Amr Osman


What Version is Which?

Humanity-Dark has icons for dark panels.
Humanity has icons for light panels.

Changelog:

11.10 - Inital Release Tested, Stable.

Need Help Installing Or Using This Theme? We Can Help! We Now Provide A Easy Step By Step Howto Section Here:http://ravefinity.blogspot.com/p/install-help-docs.html


This is a GTK icon theme.

It's Installed in Either:
1.) /usr/share/icons (system wide)
2.) /Home/Username/.icons (your user only)

Then you select it VIA "Advanced Settings" Or "Gnome Tweak" Or The Appropirate Theme Manager on your desktop.


If you need help doing this please check out the help section on our website and click "How Do I Install A Theme (I Just Downloaded)?" (See Above)


This theme is 100% GPL v2.0 (Not 3)

Download It Now (Any Dsitro)
View It's Download Page On Gnome-Look.org