Lila-Ubuntu

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It is cute, cartoonish, and purple! It is also a Gentoo theme (http://www.lila-center.info)! It might be oldish, but it is still a very complete icon set. So, I thought I should share my personal version, with a few new icons and a lot of name changes, to make it Ubuntu compatible. Just drag&drop to install the original purple version. Or, if you are interested in other color variations, decompress the file to your Home folder and follow the instructions in the file INSTRUCTIONS.html (inside the Lila-Ubuntu folder).

rosaastrum

1 month ago

Anyone still have a copy of this sitting around? I'd love to have it.

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ShadowYukiko

4 years ago

The installation went OK, but when I change the icons, it comes out the same original color(purple).
I'm using Gnome 2.x.

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jennie

4 years ago

Hi, and sorry for the late reply.
Since there are a couple of different options available, exactly which instructions did you use?
Anyway, I just changed something in the instructions, so maybe it will install fine if you try again. Remember to select the correct icons name (LilaU-SOMENAME, not LilaU), and maybe restart the computer afterwards.

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ShadowYukiko

4 years ago

Thank you :) It worked fine with MagIcons!

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ZMA

4 years ago

Error! If you follow this:

tar -jxf LilaU.tar.bz2 && find . -type f | xargs sed -i -e "s/d9cce6/cccdbc/g" -e "s/73667f/747672/g" -e "s/261933/2e3436/g" -e "s/LilaU/LilaU-Carbonite/g" && cd ~ && mv LilaU ~/.icons/LilaU-Carbonite;


then nothing happens. The terminal bust folders on the desktop, etc.

If you write well:


tar -jxf LilaU.tar.bz2; cd ~/LilaU; find . -type f | xargs sed -i -e "s/d9cce6/cccdbc/g" -e "s/73667f/747672/g" -e "s/261933/2e3436/g" -e "s/LilaU/LilaU-Carbonite/g"; cd ~; mv LilaU ~/.icons/LilaU-Carbonite;

then everything works fine.

P.S. I have LinuxMint 14

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Apopatos

8 years ago

My sister loves lila icons and now with your theme I built for her some new flavours.
thank you :)

Only in the advanced command you have a small mistake.

You forgot to add

/g"

in the last line, after
"s/Lila-Ubuntu/NAME

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jennie

8 years ago

Thanks, and thanks for catching that mistake! Fixed it. (But the Dropbox server seems to be down, so it might not appear corrected until later today)

Also, have you tried any new color combinations? Please share!

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Apopatos

8 years ago

Not yet, I'll try them when I get her laptop in my hands.

BTW have you ever thought to port your icon-themes to KDE4?
Both Gnome and KDE4 have compatible icon-themes, so I suppose it won't be a work from scratch :)

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jennie

8 years ago

Port to KDE, huh?
Truth is, I have never really used KDE, so I am not really interested in spending time renaming a bunch of icons that I will not be using. Plus, it is a lot more difficult to do testing when you are not familiar with an environment.
I would provide hints to anyone who might be interested in doing this, however. There used to be a Lila-KDE theme, and you can find the svg icons in http://prdownload.berlios.de/lila-theme/lila-kde-svg-0.8.3.tar.bz2, so you would probably end up with a pretty complete theme.

Sorry for disappointing you!

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Apopatos

8 years ago

Hehe acceptable. I can only hope that you'll try KDE in the future. After that, there is no return :P

BTW thanks for the link. Do you have any ducumentation about theme creation? I can't find anything for KDE4...

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jennie

8 years ago

Not really.
From what I understand, the main compatibility problem between gnome and KDE is that KDE avoids using svg icons. So, here is how you can turn the svg icons to png:
1. Install inkscape and decompress Lila-Ubuntu.tar.bz2 inside your home folder.
2. Replace all the symbolic links with icons, because we will rename the icons to .png, and the links will be broken. In a terminal:
mkdir Lila-KDE; cp -r -L -t Lila-KDE Lila-Ubuntu/*
3. Use inkscape from the terminal to export to png:
cd Lila-KDE; find -depth -name "*.svg" | while read i; do inkscape -f "$i" -e "${i/.svg}".png; done
(This exports to the original size of the svgs. You can use e.g. "inkscape -h 48" to indicate an icon height of 48px.

One thing you could do now is move this new folder to your kde icons folder, and see if it works. If it doesn't, you might have to make a copy of your default kde theme (Oxygen, right?), and replace its icons one by one, renaming when necessary. Also, you will have to make the necessary changes to the index.theme file.

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Apopatos

8 years ago

I see... Inkscape huh? Useful program :)
Thanks a lot for the information. I'll tell you when I create it finally.

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jennie

8 years ago

Port to KDE, huh?
Truth is, I have never really used KDE, so I am not really interested in spending time renaming a bunch of icons that I will not be using. Plus, it is a lot more difficult to do testing when you are not familiar with an environment.
I would provide hints to anyone who might be interested in doing this, however. There used to be a Lila-KDE theme, and you can find the svg icons in http://prdownload.berlios.de/lila-theme/lila-kde-svg-0.8.3.tar.bz2, so you would probably end up with a pretty complete theme.

Sorry for disappointing you!

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DjMasde

8 years ago

sorry, now if the link works

the subject was 10

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DjMasde

8 years ago

Very good theme, but the link does not exist, comes as broken, could you please back up to the subject, and put a valid link

greetings

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jennie

8 years ago

Could you try again in 10 minutes? It is in my dropbox account and I messed something up.

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