20 Feb

Theme convergence

Lubuntu theme gets more updates and fixes. Now it was merged again with Ubuntu’s Light themes (getting the last development features and fixes from Ubuntu), so a lot of redundant information was removed, colour definitions were fixed (specially in Nautilus), incorrect bitmaps fixed (in Thunar). You can see the difference between “old” Nautilus colours and the fixed ones:


Soon it’ll be uploaded here and will be available for everybody, when Interface Freeze date arrives

15 Feb

Trusty Tahr artwork last sprint

We’re about to “freeze” the artwork for this upcoming release, the Trusty Tahr. In a few days we’ll present the Community Wallpaper Contest so anybody should upload his own creation.

You can read here all the details of this artwork release. Also, I will upgrade the download links in this blog (sorry, can’t handle everything so fast) so other Linux (not Ubuntu) may use it. More information to come. Stay tuned!

02 Jan

Box now on XFCE!

I must confess that XFCE is my second favourite environment (you already know what’s the first one), and after giving support for Unity (and some Ubuntu elements) now it’s turn to give it to XFWM, the window manager of XFCE, and Thunar, the file manager, that now looks pretty similar to PCManFM (unified :D).

You can download the Box unified theme at the Artwork section, or use the instructions mentioned on the last post to keep it uptodate (XFWM theme will be available on further system upgrades). Enjoy!

30 Dec

Unified Box theme

Unified means that Box is getting more complete and global. Now we included full support for Unity and Metacity. Now you can use it with Ubuntu and everything will work fine. Look how the Unity controls look on maximixed windows over the panel:

You can download Box icons and Box theme at the Artwork section. The current version is 0.42+bzr384, which means you should our PPA to keep it uptodate, because I’m planning to improve it a lot more.

The only negative part is that Unity-Tweak-tool or Gnome-Tweak-Tool “don’t see” the theme, you need to use Ubuntu-Tweak. Instructions on a terminal for everythng:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:lubuntu-art/daily
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-tweak lubuntu-artwork

And that’s all for this moment. Feedback apreciated.

28 Nov

Restyling Box

Arriving to version 0.43, we found the inspiration (or the need) to revisit the current icon theme. Just a few retouches here and there, a lot of (colour) improvements and (grid) adjustments, returned a refreshed air on all folders and related glyphs, and an overall smoothing look. Now the theme is a bit more sharp than before, and sure more clear for reading in small and big screens. Here’s the sample:

Also, if you use any dock (docky, plank,  or you just use a huge lxPanel) you’ll notice the completed new sizes. If you have installed Lubuntu 13.10 don’t worry, updates will arrive in a few weeks.

21 Nov

In progress…

Sure you were busy knowing the new release of Lubuntu, codenammed Saucy Salamander. But work isn’t finished. There’re still a lot of things to do. Beside this, I’m working on some crazy idea, about Lubuntu artwork. What about making Box theme working in other environment? Something like Lubuntu “possesing” other desktops? As I said, a work in progress…

05 Oct

Box 0.41 (icon theme)

The default icon theme, Box, has reached another completion hit, version 0.41 is one of the most all-covered and complete icon themes over there. More than 2800 objects (icons and symlinks, apps, devices, filetypes, actions, etc) make this a suitable theme for any Linux based OS.

I’d like to thank Julien Lavergne for collecting every upload we made and creating a handy deb package, and my partner at the Lubuntu Artwork Team, Alexander Andjelkovich, without you this theme wouldn’t exist.If you’re going to download and install Lubuntu 13.10 you’ll have it by default (check release schedule). If not, you can check it out here, and choose your architecture here. Next step? Maybe a full Unity compliant Box theme ๐Ÿ˜‰

23 Jul

Here comes the salamander

The Lubuntu Artwork Team is proud to show you all the new default artwork, including the wallpaper (and a radical scaly deviation for reptiles :D), the improved GTK2/3 themes, a new sexy app button, and the (always) evolving icons. There’s a lot of work during the release cycle, as upgrades that all users will receive. Have a look:

Also, I’d like to thank the 3rd collaborators we had to make this icon theme. It’s lovely how you’re involved in this project that is (I hope) making Lubuntu a bit more famous. And remember, feedback is appreciated!

11 Apr

Box theme reaches 0.38!

Due to popular demand, and celebrating we’re at version 0.38, here’s the Box icon theme for any Linux system. So if you want to install just download and decompress into ~/.icons and enjoy.

A lot of office and coding support was added, as well as new and improved app icons. And it grows and grows. All Lubuntu users will get their update. This post is for those who can’t wait.

Download Box 0.38 here.

14 Aug

A few things

First of all, let me introduce this article with a major update on PCManFM and LibFM. It reaches up to 1.0 with a lot of changes and memory leak fixing. Literally, from the author:

This is a historic milestone for PCManFM and libfm. For some things you have waited years to get there, for other things itโ€™s only been 10 months (since last release) but we can now bring you a MAJOR (really!) update. Mainly thanks to the work done by Andriy lately but ofc building on top of shoulders of giants who laid the foundation earlier. Just check the changelogs, they keep going on and on and on!

The changes ranges from minor things, nice features (multiple wall papers anyone?) to fixing memory leaks and crashes. And we can already spot the next minor feature upgrade of this bundle. Give 1.0 a good spin and report bugs in the tracker.

Via LXDE blog.

Also, the Box icon theme is being complete, as we need to substitue completey the Elementary dependencies. So the new mini icons are in progress and, of course, following the Lubuntu / Box design guidelines: