No because you're not wrong. I'm using Windows 7, Windows 10, Chrome OS more then i am Linux these days. Nothing wrong with Linux, I'm just burnt out on it. Which is why i have a friend helping me develop and maintain my respin now. I put all that effort in making those themes from scratch, and all that artwork, and various application tweaks. I'm not going to let all that effort be wasted. So there will be a 3.0 release. We're just sitting on it until those upstream problems get fixed. After i release that 3.0 build The project will mostly be maintained by Ben Fitzpatrick after that. I'll still be the one making the custom themes and application tweaks. While ben will do the actual building of the .ISO's. That's the plan anyway. But the Upstream issues coming from Manjaro has us both sitting on our hands. We're just waiting for a fix. Once we have one, we'll push a new .ISO out probably the same day. But after 3.0 The active maintainer will be Ben. I'll still be involved. But he'll be doing most of the heavy lifting. I just don't have the time or energy for that stuff anymore. He wanted a project of his own. But he struggles with the artwork and themeing. I'm constantly making themes and artwork for him for his projects. So this seemed like a good solution for both of us. He gets to maintain a project with an established audience, And i get a platform to release my custom themes and artwork on. We both get what we want. So those are the current plans. But nothing is written in stone. Most of this is dictated by what happens upstream. So we'll see.
I started using a tool called Oomox. It's a GUI fronted for modifying themes. Mostly Numix themes. Using that i learned how the themes worked, and was able to make my own. So i would start there. Also you can go into your theme directory and find the GTK.CSS file. Use a tool like Gcolor2 in order to get the color codes that you wish to you. And you can edit the color codes in that file to obtain the look you want. That's a crude way to do it. But if you have a theme that's Almost like you want it. That might be good enough to give it that last little something. But yeah. I started with Oomox. i learned how themes worked using that. So i would maybe start with that.
Only if it's Numix based. But you can use the color codes for other themes. They cross over
Whoa! Lookie what the cat dragged in here! Great to see you active again, Matthew and I second the Oomox, that is awesome for making your own GTK themes!
I liked and learned a lot from this video. I like that using this approach doesn't tie your hands like the oomox approach does. I just felt limited using oomox. Probably just me, I guess. Take a look though, if you want gregorylock