The official Devuan JESSIE Purpy theme didn't make it into 1.0.0-beta, so here's the way to upgrade your existing system to enjoy @golinux's talent for visual design.
- Fonts: Open Sans for sans-serif, and Source Code Pro for monospace
- Cursor: the
- Colors: the Purpy theme (variations around
- Icons: the original GNOME icons (without the Tango color-shift).
Install and set the cursor theme
That's the simplest step, so let's do it first:
# apt-get install dmz-cursor-theme
# update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme
The second step is optional: do it if you have more than one cursor theme, or if the DMZ cursor theme doesn't show up.
Install the fonts
OpenSans is a free font distributed under the terms of the Apache2 license, and available in the
texlive-fonts-extra package, so you can use:
apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra to get it.
Source Code Pro is a SIL-licensed free font from Adobe, and can be installed from Github:
git clone --depth 1 --branch release https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-code-pro.git ~/.fonts/source-code-pro && fc-cache -f -v $_
See related issue on git.do.
Install the icons
@golinux gathered a collection of GNOME icons before their post-processing by Tango. You can download the archive from her website:
$ wget http://www.saynotogmos.org/ss/gnome.tar.gz
$ sha256sum gnome.tar.gz
$ mkdir -p ~/.icons
$ tar -C ~/.icons -zxf gnome.tar.gz
$ gtk-update-icon-cache-3.0 -f -t ~/.icons
The official Devuan JESSIE theme is called Purpy for its main color is purple. The
desktop-base package comes with 4 official backgrounds (
your-way_purpy-*) adapted to various screen shapes ("wide" is for 16/9, 16/10 displays, "narrow" is for 5/4, 4/3 displays) and sizes ("large" and "small" for 17+" and lower respectively).
The GTK theme is a bit complicated, as it covers various setups, including GTK2 and GTK3, Openbox, XFWM2 and Metacity. It's a purpified version of the popular Clearlooks-phenix.
Depending on when you're reading this, you might want to try installing the package first:
# apt-get install clearlooks-phenix-purpy-theme
In the meantime, a manual install is necessary (but this procedure also works for themes you get from, e.g., http://gnome-look.org).
Caveat: although the following user install works for user applications, privileged applications such as Synaptic won't pick up the theme unless it's installed in
/usr/share/themes. If you want to install globally, use:
sudo unzip -d /usr/share/themes Clearlooks-Phenix-purpy.zip.
$ wget https://git.devuan.org/devuan-packages/clearlooks-phenix-purpy-theme/uploads/ff76fc64926924892159e4e9f377e7c1/Clearlooks-Phenix-purpy.zip
$ mkdir -p $HOME/.themes
$ unzip -d $_ Clearlooks-Phenix-purpy.zip
Then you can activate the theme from the Xfce Applications Menu in the Panel. Go to Settings > Appearance (to set the theme) and Settings > Window Manager (for the Xfwm gradient titlebar).
Once you did all this, your desktop should look consistent and similar to what's going to be in JESSIE 1.0.0-beta2. Please report any issues in the instructions or results.
Similar instructions can be used in general to customize your theme. You're welcome to show off your creativity here and post screenshots!