For those wanting the Colors Icon theme to be updated...
We hope to release it within the next few days, A little more testing and changes need to be merged but we hope to get it out by Monday or Tuesday we can't promise for sure but it looks hopeful.
We are quite proud of how it turned out, This along with the other Ambiance & Radiance 14.04 Colors is what we envisioned from the start, Darker Vibrant Colors that pop! it not easy selecting the best color there are millons/billions of them. Are monitor was not up to par before either so things didn't look how we wanted. Now it is. We can still improve, Yellow and Orange for example need a little more tweaking down the road as does everything probably.
The Icon theme has been redesigned top to bottom with newer more vibrant colors that pop. It's also more efficient and compact compared to the previous build (As a result you need Ubuntu Mono, and Humanity Icon Themes installed for it to work, As most Ubuntu users will already have.)
It's been 2 years since the official release of Ubuntu 12.04, That was also the last release of Ambiance & Radiance Colors till now...
Ambiance & Radiance Colors Suite 14.04 is HERE for 2014! we now support Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it's variants! whoa! who'd thought that would happen? and on release day none the less? Well alot went into it. It took long hours and a lot of sweat and work.
Please Note: Thanks to 3rd Pary Help We Have Debs and Our PPA working!
Ambiance & Radiance Colors Suite is back for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS! Enjoy the Ubuntu Themes in 9 Beautiful New Colors! Thease colors are hand picked and refined so they pop. Now including brown!
Xfce , LXDE and Openbox now work out of the box with 14.04 version of the theme no more seperate versions.
Colors is back! after a 2 year hiatus. Available on 14.04 launch day!
We have been busy with alot of life stuff, But we got a brief Vacation and decided to go tottally crazy and build and release the theme, it took nearly 12 Hours for 2 days straight. But it was fun and rewarding. Something really out of the normal and fun. It was also very draining and tiring. Don't get us wrong, we had a few protos kicking around for a few weeks but we decided 2 Days before release "screw it" lets make this happen. This is a LTS and we get pumped up.
We have become very accustom to themes and how they work and we have a very straight forward testing procedure and know what to do and what to look for, so rest assured we test almost every step of the way and there are no major bugs that we have control over.
So are you going to do this next release too?
We can't make any promises yet but we would like to, however we would start alot further ahead of time next time :)
We will be wrineing a blog post showing the process we go through to do the colors themes, It will serve in helping people understand how it is done and how we do it. And how it's not super easy as it looks. the major issue is there is NO automation, we and many others have written scripts but they have not been able to do what needs to be done yet, however we have not given up and we thank all those who have helped.
We want to personally apologize to all those who have contacted us in the past mouths and not received a response reporting about the theme not working on 12.10, 13.04, 13.10. We would contact you but it has been so long I don't think it would be relevant or wanted.
We have been away, but we hope this release for 14.04 speaks for it's self and shows we care about and appreciate our users. :)
Over 1 year of work and we at the RAVEfinity project are extremely proud (And a little tired) to announce the launch of a new website! ravewallpapers.com! RAVE
Wallpapers Brings you 100% Free Open Source Wallpapers, Licensed
Creative Commons, Share Alike! All Wallpaper are by US. so they are 100%
Free. This new site takes our Free RAVE Wallpaper Collections to a new level. Fully browse-able, Downloadable online or in a zipset! With the site launch we have created over 500 new wallpapers with more being added almost daily! We pushed harder to make the new wallpapers 100 times better then before and will continue to do so. As Always
As Before we pushed for many colors and many options. but don't let that fool you. Every wallpaper has been scrutinized and refined. All are 3200 By 2000 Resolution. ravewallpapers.com was created to be unlike any wallpaper site before it, It cares about the user, Most images when clicked take you directly to the full size image right away no extra clicks or spam like other wallapers sites on the web. We are Open Source and expect sites to treat you with respect. So we could never design a site that doesn't respect it's users. There are many options available (And more coming soon) that allow you to sorta by category, popularity , download the zip sets. Goto flickr to comment and browse images or view a slideshow. We use Flickr for our Image hosting (ZIPs are hosted on Google Drive), It's fast High Quality and amazing. With that being said you may be wondering why do you need a website? Because Flickr isn't perfect and isn't really meant to be a "Wallpaper Website" Using straight up Flickr you will find it hard to download full quality versions of images and even browse galleries effectively. We want things to work Flickr makes it a little difficult to download images without a bunch of steps. And browsing lots of images you want to download can be slow. you cant view thumbnails very easily without going into some fancy, pretty, but slow viewer. Our site fixes this , 2 Clicks On Most images and you will have the wallpaper downloaded. (Vs 3-5 On Flickr) We also index and thumbnail the galleries in faster and more browse-able ways. If you don't believe us Check it out for yourself. Of coerce we also have links if you want to browse are images in Flickr too. We hope you enjoy the site. And if you'd like to help support us please read the bottom of out homepage or checkout our community page. Spread the word!
First off I want to say a HUGE sorry to anyone who has written or emailed us in the past few mouths asking about Ambiance, Radiance or Humanity Colors. We have been busy with life as well as work (Many types of work, work on our other projecta (More to Come) and work as in 9-5 or 4-12 in our case)
I'm not sure if it's really relevant anymore but I'd like to say sorry for not being able to release a 12.10 release a 13.04 or 13.10 release. However I'd like to explain a few things.
The build process of Ambiance and Radiance and Humanity Colors themes had become very convoluted to a huge undertaking, Literally Hours of Manually renaming folder files and copying lines of code . A Huge Mess. Then Our Launch Pad was giving us issues when we where trying to push a fix for 12.04 XFCE stuff. Plus our interest in a non LTS release of Ubuntu (Whos support time is even less now) was a bit of a bias. That being said we are sorry for not being able to release anything to support new versions and sorry for not being to help anyone asking us how.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is approaching us, This is a big deal, We want to do something for it but we can't make any promises yet but all I can say Is we are looking at it and seeing what we can do. Some things to note if we do a theme for 14.04. We are gonna start from scratch! We may not release it in our PPA at first! it may be released as a TAR and maybe a DEB and Launchpad if we can get some help, (We have had lots of help in the past from awesome DR AMR but he may be doing other things and we don't want to bother him.) I like making themes but the marketing and packing really kills the fun for me. If anyone is good at running Launchpads and packaging Debs please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org it would make things a lot better if we could get help with this.
We are going to be launching a new project very soon (In a few days 7-13) after this is done we hope to have time to take a look at what we can do for Ubuntu 14.04!
Stay tuned for a new release of something from us in a few days, And a new website that will support it. Thanks for your time and support.