26 May

Notifications fixed

Remember these ugly notification messages?

Finally, and thanks to Xubuntu guys, the notifications in the Lubuntu desktop will look properly. This is an old bug (see #1362555), affecting multiple themes, crossing and assigning incorrect values to some GTK widgets. But now they’re fixed. If you want to fix it in your system, you must add the Lubuntu Artwork PPA to your system (instructions here). This is how it looks now:

13 Apr

Client side decorations fixes

Since the arrival of Gnome3 and its Client Side Decorations widgets, some GTK3 apps look weird. That’s why we’ve had another re-merge with Light Themes and adding some specific Lubuntu fixes. These includes Geary full (theme and icons) support, CSD menus, CSD gradients, borders and miscellaneous colours.

Some things must be fixed yet, like toolbar icon sizes and some borders (we’re on it). The fixes have been uploaded to the main branch (in case you want to use our PPA) and as a standalone archive (for other Linux distros). As Lubuntu is on Interface Freeze stage, these late changes won’t be uploaded to Ubuntu’s main repositories for final release on Vivid Vervet, so you’d need to upgrade your theme if you want to fix it. Sorry for the annoyance.
07 Mar

Box 0.50 rev. 474

New version that starts a new challenge for Box: supporting not only more environments, but known apps too. There’re a lot uncovered applications that need their own icons existing in our theme. Thanks to Đurađ Radojičić, the Lubuntu Artwork Team is getting now a reinforcement to make it possible.

Geary (from the ElementaryOS distro) is just a new covered app, among others to come. Because all good apps should run in our favourite distros, just the way we want they look. That’s the power of Linux: freedom.
Download while it’s hot.
12 Feb

Ubuntu re-merge

Preparing the forthcoming Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet release, the Box theme has been updated and re-merged with Ubuntu’s Light Theme to the use last GTK features, like the new HeaderBars used in Gnome native apps. Changes include a lot of bug fixes, adjustments in colour definitions, modified headerbars and toolbars, improved paddings and distances, improved 3rd party apps support (like Nautilus, Maps or Music), etc.

If you want to use Box theme in your distro just download it from the Artwork page.

06 Dec

Box icons release 0.49

It’s been a while since last post, but no, we’re not dead, just busy preparing everything for 15.04 and it’s new features. Now the icon theme part has been updated since Utopic Unicorn release with a few modifications (see the changelog here) improving integration with LXQt, and we’ll keep working on it.

And remember you can use it with any Linux distro! Download it while it’s hot.

24 Aug

Community wallpaper contest

It’s that time of year when Lubuntu asks the community to contribute an artistic touch to the distribution.

We know… We’re late… But here we go again!

Please feel free to join us at Flickr and upload your favourite creation, that’s right, one submission per user this time.

Submissions are accepted until 4th September 23:59:59 UTC+01:00, and the polls will open shortly after that. The polls will be open until 9th September, and the top five wallpapers will be included by default in Lubuntu Utopic Unicorn.

Please make sure to follow the rules, as failing to do so will get you disqualified.

Again, sorry for the late announcement. We actually had another concept in mind for this release, but unfortunately it will have to wait.

Good luck to all contestants and please help us spread the word :).

22 Jul

Box for Qt

Box’s evolution continues ahead. Due to the Qt development, the main theme for Lubuntu must grow a bit more to cover more apps, devices and, of course, environments. Now it’s Qt, the sub-system for the next Lubuntu desktop, but this will allow its use for KDE5 and Plasma Next. For now it’s just a project, but the Dolphin file manager looks fine!

Note: this is under heavy development, no downloads for now, sorry.

14 Jul

Box support for MATE

The Box theme support continues growing, covering more and more environments. Now we’re celebrating that the MATE desktop environment, a GTK3 fork of the traditional Gnome2, will have its own Ubuntu flavour, named Ubuntu MATE Remix. Once tested, I noticed I missed something familiar, our beloved Lubuntu spirit on it. So here begins the (experimental) theme support. It’ll be available to download soon.

Edit: It’s available now! Get it while it’s hot at Artwork section!