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Lite Themes Installer
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:23:44 AM »
 

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I've looked all over the internet and cannot find an easy to use click and install GTK, Icon, Mouse and Wallpaper installer for XFCE.
So we're making one, the first! It's early days, but here's one day of development:



At the end of each choice, there will be a dialogue asking the user if they would like to apply the settings now.
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 08:29:15 AM »
 

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Will that be for Linux Lite 4.4 and following?
 

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Will that be for Linux Lite 4.4 and following?

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 09:25:58 AM »
 

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Nice idea! :) One question, will this app include searching and downloading themes from the internet? Or it'll only install already downloaded themes? If it can indeed allow user searching and downloading themes from the internet that will be a really very nice feature  making this one a very usefull and time saving app. Otherwise, how is it any different from downloading and copying themes into our .themes folder? Don't get me wrong, whatever it does I think it's a great idea. I know it's still on an early developement but  I just want to know what features you have in mind to apply other than installing themes.

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Nice idea! :) One question, will this app include searching and downloading themes from the internet? Or it'll only install already downloaded themes? If it can indeed allow user searching and downloading themes from the internet that will be a really very nice feature  making this one a very usefull and time saving app.

It's no easy task to maintain a 'download themes from the internet' type approach. You have to monitor every theme, imagine that. Links change, flies move on a site, it's a nightmare. Trust me, I've thought this through. The top button 'Browse Themes Website' takes the user to the correct supported link, XFCE Look where users can search for and download, well maintained, up to date themes. Remember, this is for our target audience, Windows folk, not experienced users. Experienced users have established habits that we don't expect to change. This is still a 'time saving app', even though that's not the focus. Ask a person on the street who's never used linux before, what is the system path to the themes folder. Aha, now you see where I'm coming from.

Otherwise, how is it any different from downloading and copying themes into our .themes folder?

Of course you understand there are different levels of knowledge when it comes to themeing in Linux? Given this OS targets new folk to linux, not existing users, every application we write is for them. Lite Themes is no exception. This also installs themes globally so everyone on the same pc, has the option to use a theme.
 

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Great idea, it will help people new to a Linux a lot, and also be efficient for existing users.
It will be another way to show new users who are unfamiliar with Linux that LL is the best choice for their first Linux distro.
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@bitsnpcs gets it. People have to have a different mindset when it comes to LL. The more we are understood correctly, the better we can reach people.
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It's no easy task to maintain a 'download themes from the internet' type approach. You have to monitor every theme, imagine that. Links change, flies move on a site, it's a nightmare. Trust me, I've thought this through. The top button 'Browse Themes Website' takes the user to the correct supported link, XFCE Look where users can search for and download, well maintained, up to date themes.


I imagine it's not easy task to do that, however, I was thinking in something like that "browse themes site" feature you mentioned.

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Remember, this is for our target audience, Windows folk, not experienced users. Experienced users have established habits that we don't expect to change. This is still a 'time saving app', even though that's not the focus. Ask a person on the street who's never used linux before, what is the system path to the themes folder. Aha, now you see where I'm coming from.

I know LL's primary target are these none Linux experience-windows convert users, actually I recently posted something on my facebook page regarding Linux, it is about what Linux Distro I think fits a specific type/group of users and I recommended LL for those who have never used Linux before and are currently on Windows and wish to make the switch, cause I learnt first hand while playing around with my LL VM just how foolproof LL is, making it  the perfect choice for those kind of users.

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Of course you understand there are different levels of knowledge when it comes to themeing in Linux? Given this OS targets new folk to linux, not existing users, every application we write is for them. Lite Themes is no exception. This also installs themes globally so everyone on the same pc, has the option to use a theme.

Yes, I understand this but since LL is such a nice well polished distro which regardless of being created and customized with new windows convert users mainly in mind, is also a good choice for those who are "experienced" Linux users. Anyway, like I said before it is a great idea and I wish you the best of lucks with it and hope to be of any help whenever I can. :)

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