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#1 2022-02-12 00:52:34

golinux
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Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Here's a sneak peek of the Daedalus "sapphire" theme. It's presented on black because the light background of the forum kills the intense blue which has a "glow" on the desktop:
sapphire background

This theme was inspired by the jewel-like waters of the Mediterranean sea where Deadalus was born on the island of Crete:
sapphire background

Note that a 1080p specific background option will be available for Daedalus thanks to Lars Noodén!

More to come . . .  smile

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#2 2022-02-12 07:30:51

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

golinux wrote:

This theme was inspired by the jewel-like waters of the Mediterranean sea where Deadalus was born on the island of Crete:
https://dev1galaxy.org/files/crete_sm.jpg

nice smile
not really into appearance/theme stuff, but mentioning the island where i live, caught my eye smile

p.s. in case anyone wonders, picture is from "Seitan Limania" beach.

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#3 2022-02-12 12:43:43

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Nice theme. Thank you for your work!


What economists call over-production is but a production that is above the purchasing power of the worker, who is reduced to poverty by capital and state.
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#4 2022-02-12 14:20:07

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Nice. A blue that does not give me microsoft gag response. Good job.


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#5 2022-02-12 16:10:40

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Beautiful work! Very well done to all involved.

@xinomilo: what a gorgeous place to live, I am very jealous.


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#6 2022-02-24 02:04:00

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

sapphire reversed
Decided to reverse the polarity and tweak the colors a bit.  Whaddya think?  Are we there yet?

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#7 2022-07-21 12:32:50

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Definitely prefer the second (light on dark) version. Nice colours!


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#8 2022-07-22 07:00:06

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

golinux wrote:

https://dev1galaxy.org/files/sapphire_reversed.png
Decided to reverse the polarity and tweak the colors a bit.  Whaddya think?  Are we there yet?

Sweet! Love the blue. Thank you for all your work.

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#9 2022-07-22 15:25:20

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

I really like the latter. Thanks for all the work you do!

Last edited by hunter0one (2022-07-22 15:25:47)

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#10 2022-07-22 18:06:02

golinux
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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Thanks for the feedback. All the pieces of the Clearlooks-Phenix-Sapphire theme are here and here if you want to give it a try.  Not quite sure about the openbox themerc. I asked for testers but no one ever responded . . .

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#11 2022-07-22 19:49:22

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

hunter0one wrote:

I really like the latter. Thanks for all the work you do!

I also like that one. Thanks golinux!


If you work systematically, things will come by itself (Lev D. Landau)

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#12 2022-07-22 20:08:57

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

golinux wrote:

Not quite sure about the openbox themerc. I asked for testers but no one ever responded . . .

It's the first I have heard of this. I installed the Clearlooks-Phenix-Deepsea-theme and the openbox themerc looks homogeneous and accords with the gtk theme.


If you work systematically, things will come by itself (Lev D. Landau)

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#13 2022-07-22 20:29:22

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

aitor wrote:
golinux wrote:

Not quite sure about the openbox themerc. I asked for testers but no one ever responded . . .

It's the first I have heard of this. I installed the Clearlooks-Phenix-Deepsea-theme and the openbox themerc looks homogeneous and accords with the gtk theme.

Oh, Aitor . . . THANK YOU!! Could you please post some screenshots? I only adjusted the hexes in the file with what I think should work but have never actually seen it!! It might need some tweaking . . .

Oops I need to learn how to read . . . The deepsea theme for Chimaera is fine. We're talking about the sapphire theme for Daedadus!!

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#14 2022-07-22 21:23:01

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Here's the themerc for openbox with the sapphire hexes. The one in the current package is unchanged from the original clearlooks-phenix theme. Replace the one in the sapphire theme package with this one. If you can figure out why it doesn't work,  please let us know.
https://paste.debian.net/1248088/

paste is good for 90 days.

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#15 2023-01-31 03:08:44

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Sorry for the long bump here...I just installed Daedalus in a VM and pulled down the Sapphire theme suite. It...look exactly the same as DeepSea aside from some highlight/accent colors. Is this intentional, or is more work planned to be done on it?

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#16 2023-01-31 05:34:58

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Greetings Azuma Hazuki!

I have been following your LXQt thread with great interest. Thank you for porting the themes to a WM environment!

No need to pull down anything from daedalus to get the themes. All of the raw files and documentation for all the themes are collected in our git store

The base colors of chimaera and daedalus are extremely different. The deepsea theme of chimaera is greenish and murky. This was my inspiration. The sapphire theme of daedalus evokes the brilliant colors of the sun drenched seas surrounding the Greek Islands where Daedalus was born.

That being said, the 2 themes share a light blue element so I recycled the icons and images from the Clearlooks-Phenix-Deepsea and the gnome desktop icons. All the other elements and icons share there respective signature colors.  It works well on the desktop but a WM might not use the features that focus on the primary theme color but rather just the shared elements.

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#17 2023-02-01 02:51:27

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

golinux wrote:

Greetings Azuma Hazuki!

I have been following your LXQt thread with great interest. Thank you for porting the themes to a WM environment!

No need to pull down anything from daedalus to get the themes. All of the raw files and documentation for all the themes are collected in our git store

The base colors of chimaera and daedalus are extremely different. The deepsea theme of chimaera is greenish and murky. This was my inspiration. The sapphire theme of daedalus evokes the brilliant colors of the sun drenched seas surrounding the Greek Islands where Daedalus was born.

That being said, the 2 themes share a light blue element so I recycled the icons and images from the Clearlooks-Phenix-Deepsea and the gnome desktop icons. All the other elements and icons share there respective signature colors.  It works well on the desktop but a WM might not use the features that focus on the primary theme color but rather just the shared elements.

Sapphire theme is done smile I don't know if Devuan has a particular emphasis on LXQt or not, but hopefully people get some use and enjoyment out of these. I really like both Devuan and LXQt as projects, but due to complete lack of coding skill this is the only way I can contribute anything...

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#18 2023-02-01 03:37:27

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Re: Meet the Daedalus sapphire theme

Azuma Hazuki wrote:

Sapphire theme is done smile I don't know if Devuan has a particular emphasis on LXQt or not, but hopefully people get some use and enjoyment out of these.

Quite a few Devuan users have LXDE or LXQt installed so your themes will definitely be appreciated. Maybe you'd want to open an account on our git and add them there?

Azuma Hazuki wrote:

I really like both Devuan and LXQt as projects, but due to complete lack of coding skill this is the only way I can contribute anything...

Ditto. big_smile I am pretty good at playing with colors, editing/writing and keeping track of Devuan's history etc. I also took care of the websites for many releases but have now passed that task on to someone else.  I will do the wallpaper for Excalibur but no more theming beyond that. Perhaps you'd want to take some of that on for XFCE? Please contact me on irc or by email if you have an interest in that.

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