Checked out r/unixporn but it's all just completely flat themes with no visible UI elements. What's the point of showing off your ~-~kEwL~-~ Linux desktop if it just looks like Windows 10?
It used to be that there was a huge library of different window manager themes on themes.org / themes.freshmeat.net, but a few years back the site shut down and there doesn't appear to have been any attempt to archive it. Damn shame to see user generated content like this just vanish.
Ironically, it seems freshmeat for several years in response to the archive.org crawler was just serving empty pages with the message, "There is no need to mirror our content". Turns out yes, there was.
by the way, what in god's name has happened to xmms? it used to be just a simple Gtk-based clone of WinAmp, but apparently at some point the devs decided that they were actually developing an elaborate multi-frontend client-server music playing framework? The old WinAmp-style UI doesn't even exist any more and the new default interface is ... a CLI.
List of all the dockapps I have running in that screenshot:
wmitime wmifs wmmisc wmmon wmix wmbattery wmnd wmtime wmcore wmtop wmfire wmpinboard wmmatrix wmxmms2 wmifinfo wmwave wmcalc wmdiskmon wmmoonclock wmdate wmgtemp wmforecast wmsun wmbutton wmsysmon wmclock wmclockmon wmcube wmcliphist wmfsm wmcpuload wmpuzzle
@fraggle Is that a Sega Saturn style transparency? Because the terminal window is transparent with the desktop yet it's hiding the window between them.
@Genstar fuck yes the fake transparency effect is another staple i completely forgot about. i can almost guarantee that whoever took this screenshot was using aterm specifically to get that one feature
@fraggle @Genstar now I really want to set that up. I've always been one of those people who does the minimal amount of visual configuration, and leaving pretty much everything as default (after disabling dark themes of course).
But because of that, if I tried to create something like the thing you showed it is almost guaranteed to be a glorious mess.
@fraggle Everyone describing their themes as "minimal" as if that's not just how everything is now. We have these super high-res monitors now, let me see some maximalism
@fraggle That sucks. I made a number of themes during those times including an ice theme for Enlightenment specifically for the rippling water animation.
@fraggle > The old WinAmp-style UI doesn't even exist any more and the new default interface is ... a CLI.
Oh FFS this is what happens when software is basically finished, but people want to keep working on it
@fraggle as far as I remember, it died out when GTK2 arrived and xmms2 was to be a rewrite to separate backend/frontend, as you've found. Beep media player was a fork of the original XMMS and to gtk2. then that ceased, BMPx was started instead, and then beep media player original was forked into Audacious. Audacious still has the Winamp2 interface, as well as a QT interface.
@ryan Ahh I remember Beep now. Thanks for the Audacious recommendation too, I did see that but the screenshots I saw made it look like an iTunes clone
@fraggle The frustrating part is it's getting increasingly hard to *have* this setup.
I still run gkrellm on work Linux because it's useful to see how close to complete meltdown the videoconfs are driving it, and check it's using the wired rather than wi-fi. It very much feels like it's been unmaintained for a decade and is due to get broken by the removal of some equally ancient X-specific library package any day now.
GNOME's been steadily embracing/extending/extinguishing.
@fraggle It was yonks ago they broke notification tray icons in other DEs into a weird slightly different thing; and in Bullseye I'm now getting GTK+3 GNOME-themed windows completely disregarding my own WM setup so they can do things like move Save buttons to unintuitive places that wreck muscle memory, like the title bar.
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