I was doing my normal Ubuntu Cinnamon Work and decided instead of using the weird(ish) Linux Mint sounds for Cinnamon, since we are Ubuntu, use Ubuntu sounds.
The ones you’ll see used are the packages
Through this commit, I’m using those sounds in UCR now.
Then it sort of struck me.
Just like how here are other operating systems with DE spins-such as Manjaro, Fedora, etc.-I was thinking that we should use the “Yaru” theme or whatever Ubuntu uses, colorized, styled, and having versions made for all remixes/flavors.
However, it comes with tradeoffs that are really challenging.
So here is my idea.
DE Sounds: Yaru sounds will be fine for this.
DE Icons: My idea is to colorize the Yaru icons with the desired color of the spin and use that.
DE Theme: This is where things get complicated. For GTK themes, same as above-however:
For Qt desktops: Qt support will have to be added.
Some DE’s such as Cinnamon require their own special theming/part or support for theming: We will need to support those.
The above are at least for their spin.
That is actually essentially it. it is a lot of work and if we were to do this, it would take a lot of time and work. The benefits is that this shows how we are all unified as one and this still allows for spins to customize their parts of the desktop and wallpapers, while keeping their chosen themes.
Although it would be easier to start with things such as unified wallpapers (like this and such), I think we should save that as a story for another time. So all I can ask of you of this crazy idea is: What do you think.