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Bug #11789

Have GNOME with a black theme on Tails Stretch

Added by sajolida about 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
09/11/2016
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
feature/11789-black-theme
Type of work:
Code
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Starter:
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Description

In Tails 2.0 we have a grey theme from GNOME Classic. The default GNOME theme is black and I think it looks more modern (which I could argue is important for a state-of-the-art security tool). Changing the look could also mark the occasion and visibilize that we're doing shitloads of work.

For 2.0 I raised my concern too late (#7557#note-8) but I'm now reading in
https://tails.boum.org/contribute/reports/SponsorS/2015/2016_08/#index4h2 that screenshots are being removed from the test suite, so maybe switching too black for 3.0 would not require much work. It could even be now the time to discuss this...

But hey, developers, take it easy :) (I will)

So, how hard would it be to switch to the default black theme for 3.0?

This would be replacing GNOME Classic with GNOME Shell with its default theme + Applications menu + Places status indicator + Window list.

This co

black.png View (184 KB) sajolida, 09/26/2016 08:31 AM

extension.png View (106 KB) sajolida, 11/07/2016 02:56 PM


Related issues

Blocks Tails - Bug #11742: Update doc screenshots for 3.0 Resolved 08/29/2016

Associated revisions

Revision 300b9025 (diff)
Added by sajolida almost 3 years ago

Switch to black theme (Will-fix: #11789)

This is done by:

- Disabling GNOME Classic
- Enabling the Places menu

Revision 77ab95b4 (diff)
Added by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

Don't pretend we ship GNOME Classic (refs: #11789).

Revision d17e360a (diff)
Added by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

Test suite: update two images for the black theme (refs: #11789).

Revision d4cee685
Added by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

Merge branch 'feature/11789-black-theme' into feature/stretch

Closes: #11789

History

#1 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

  • Target version set to Tails_3.0

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida
  • QA Check set to Info Needed

Is the proposal about entirely switching from GNOME's Classic mode, to GNOME's default mode?

Or is it instead about creating a new, hybrid mode, that would be essentially the Classic mode modified to use the black color scheme that's used when running GNOME in default (non-Classic) mode?

I guess that you mean the latter, but I'm not 100% sure I got the proposal right.

#3 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)
  • QA Check deleted (Info Needed)

Sorry for being unclear regarding the implementation. I thought this would be replacing GNOME Classic with GNOME Shell with its default theme + Applications menu + Places status indicator + Window list + Workspace indicator.

#4 Updated by intrigeri about 3 years ago

  • Type of work changed from Research to Test

Sorry for being unclear regarding the implementation. I thought this would be replacing GNOME Classic with GNOME Shell with its default theme + Applications menu + Places status indicator + Window list + Workspace indicator.

Thanks! So next step is to test if this combination works at all (I don't know if the Classic mode's extensions blend nicely into the regular GNOME Shell mode). This might be easier to do on some non-Tails Debian testing/sid system.

#5 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida

#6 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

I did that on a Debian Jessie and here is the result.

I still don't have a sid system (the VM I tried to setup crashes with "Oh no!").

I'll try to ask some sid-friend to do this for me.

#7 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#8 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

A screenshot of how this looks in Debian Jessie.

#9 Updated by sajolida almost 3 years ago

  • Blocks Bug #11742: Update doc screenshots for 3.0 added

#10 Updated by anonym almost 3 years ago

If this is gonna happen, I'd like it to happen ASAP (preferably yesterday) since I will start updating the test suite images we cannot get rid of soon, and will have to redo most of them if the theme is changed.

As for a dark theme, I'm a fan! +1

#11 Updated by sajolida almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA
  • Feature Branch set to feature/11798-black-theme
  • Type of work changed from Test to Code

#12 Updated by sajolida almost 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to intrigeri
  • Feature Branch changed from feature/11798-black-theme to feature/11789-black-theme

#13 Updated by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#14 Updated by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from Consider having a black theme on Tails Stretch to Have GNOME with a black theme on Tails Stretch
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Pass

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