Human murrine removed?

Asked by Jaroslav Šmíd on 2008-04-01

Binary package hint: human-theme

I was using Human-Murrine from "human-theme" package in Ubuntu 8.04, but after today update there is no such theme. So Human-Clearlooks. If this is by mistake, fix it. If this is the intention, tell us why did you so.

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Jaroslav Šmíd
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This question was originally filed as bug #210419.

This was intentional so I'm converting this to a question.

Rob Parker (rfdparker) said : #2

Yes, I agree, to the extent that the human-murrine theme was a very nice, welcome change from the 'normal' one (sorry for lack of precise name here), and I noticed it drew many positive comments about improvements in Ubuntu's appearance of mainstream media technology website's reviews of the beta release. Now, to see hardy-murrine being removed, seems like a regression. On the other hand thank you Ubuntu's art team's work, but could one of them please provide an explenation of why this has been done? Could it be an April Fools joke?
As a side note, personally I have manually downgraded to 0.13 that contained human-murrine, and are considering locking the package in Synaptic to stop update-manager asking me to upgrade it again.

Rob Parker (rfdparker) said : #3

Yes, I agree, to the extent that the human-murrine theme was a very nice, welcome change from the 'normal' one (sorry for lack of precise name here), and I noticed it drew many positive comments about improvements in Ubuntu's appearance of mainstream media technology website's reviews of the beta release. Now, to see hardy-murrine being removed, seems like a regression. On the other hand thank you Ubuntu's art team's work, but could one of them please provide an explenation of why this has been done? Could it be an April Fools joke?
As a side note, personally I have manually downgraded to 0.13 that contained human-murrine, and are considering locking the package in Synaptic to stop update-manager asking me to upgrade it again.

Rob Parker (rfdparker) said : #4

Sorry to post twice (or a third time now)!

aapgorilla (aapgorilla) said : #5

please make it an option at least, I really liked this theme, it gave a new and fresh look to ubuntu

doorknob60 (doorknob60) said : #6

Please bring it back! I loved it! Also, how did you downgrade it rfd?

nakulpal (nakulpal) said : #8

Please bring Human murrine and clearlooks Back ! loved them!

nakulpal (nakulpal) said : #9

Why it is showing the question answered

Nikhil (gupta-nikhil83) said : #10

Can you let us know the intention behind removing this theme?

I've extracted the Human-murrine theme fom the .deb posted here, so everyone can install it simply from the Apearance Manager without installing an older .deb. Here is the file: http://www.dibinserts.com/files/Human-Murrine.tar.gz .

lusepuster (thoeger) said : #12

Jerome, thanks a bunch! I'd grown very happy with that theme too!
I generally like thew new theme selection, but Human-Murrine is nice, and Clearlooks is a must! How can you remove the default Gnome theme?

brownknight (ramilclarin) said : #13

I always go with the default theme since I think they make it blend well with the whole system so I would also want to know the reason for the change at this stage.
@Jerome Jolidon - Thanks.

graingert (tagrain) said : #14

We need a petition about !

graingert (tagrain) said : #15

this! (oops touchpad tap-to-click problem)

Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) said : #16

Yes, we need a petition, because a new theme for a new LTS, and especially this brand new shiny theme, was a very good idea, and it's sad to see it removed now...

nakulpal (nakulpal) said : #17

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/6277/

Should have done earlier but thought it was an April Fool’s Day prank.

Francesco Conti (arunax165) said : #18

I totally agree. I thought Human-Murrine was to be the official theme for Hardy, and I was disappointed when I discovered it was not so. But at least it was possible to change theme from the Appearance menu. But why removing it? Please answer.

Jaroslav Šmíd (jardasmid) said : #19

If you wanna know what the answer is, see my bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/human-theme/+bug/210419

roman.rene (roman-rene) said : #20

Human-murrine is great ; i really miss it
of course, it can be enhanced for Intrepid Ibex , but it should be the defaut theme for hardy

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) said : #21

Human-Murrine, although not set as the default theme is back in the default install.

Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) said : #22

Thanks Kenneth :)

Just a curious question : on which parts of the theme will you work for Intrepid (or which parts of the theme do you find no yet mature) ?

The theme is back since today's upgrades, I've removed the file hosted on dibinserts.com...