<pedrocorreia.net ⁄>

<A first look at GNOME 2.16 ⁄ >

clicks: 3757 3757 2006-09-06 2006-09-06 goto tecnologia myNews tecnologia  Bookmark This Bookmark This

The GNOME 2.16 release is almost upon us, and readers have asked for a prerelease preview. Although GNOME 2.16 is a minor update, it adds some highly desirable functionality and touts much-needed aesthetic improvements in addition to a veritable mountain of bug fixes.

GNOME 2.16 features a vastly improved default icon theme based on Tango and the Tango palette. The new theme adheres to the Freedesktop.org icon naming specification, which will facilitate its use by other compliant desktop platforms. Folders are still brown, but the colors are much softer and lot easier on the eyes. Many scalable icons were added as well, significantly improving the appearance of stretched or zoomed icons in Nautilus. Unfortunately, most of the Nautilus emblems haven't been replaced yet. Though not exactly related to the GNOME 2.16 release, it is worth mentioning that the GIMP was also a recent recipient of Tango icon love. The icon artists certainly have been a busy bunch lately, and I look forward to seeing more of their excellent work as the Tangoification continues in future releases.

GNOME 2.16 also includes a minor update of the cairo-enabled Clearlooks theme designed to be less distracting. The most noticeable difference is the lack of shiny blueness in the scrollbars. Although I understand the rationale for changing the scrollbars, I think that the new version of Clearlooks is a bit too plain. I tend to prefer Ubuntulooks because I like gratuitous gradients, colorful rollover highlighting, and rounded edges. Users that are looking for a slicker alternative to Clearlooks might also want to check out the impressive new cairo-based Murrine GTK theme engine, created by Andrea Cimitan. Murrine is one of the most visually elegant theme engines I have seen in a while, and it doesn't compromise performance. Those of you that share my dislike for salmon-colored highlighting will probably prefer this dark blue remix. Murrine is available in other colors from the GNOME-Look web site.

este é só um excerto do artigo, para aceder ao artigo completo, clique no link em baixo:
this is just a small excerpt from the article, to access the full article please click in the link below:


Subscribe News RSS  Subscribe News Updates by E-mail

myNews <myNews show="rand" cat="tecnologia" ⁄>

MongoDb Architecture new ...

NOSQL has become a very heated topic for large web-scale deployment where scalability and semi-struc (...)

clicks: 19219 19219 2012-05-14 2012-05-14 goto url (new window) horicky.blogspo... goto myNews tecnologia

A Hopefully Fair and Useful Comparison of Haskell Web Frameworks new ...

Recently there has been a lot of discussion and questions about the differences between the big thre (...)

clicks: 21264 21264 2012-05-13 2012-05-13 goto url (new window) softwaresimply.... goto myNews tecnologia

Retina graphics for your website new ...

retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices wit (...)

clicks: 15533 15533 2012-05-11 2012-05-11 goto url (new window) retinajs.com/ goto myNews tecnologia

What every programmer should know about memory, Part 1 new ...

In the early days computers were much simpler. The various components of a system, such as the CPU, (...)

clicks: 17069 17069 2012-05-10 2012-05-10 goto url (new window) lwn.net/Article... goto myNews tecnologia

The State Of HTML5 Video

HTML5 has entered the online video market, which is both exciting and challenging for developers in (...)

clicks: 7070 7070 2012-02-14 2012-02-14 goto url (new window) longtailvideo.c... goto myNews tecnologia

A Tour of Amazon's DynamoDB

Amazon's recent release of DynamoDB, a database whose name is inspired by Dynamo, the key-value data (...)

clicks: 6539 6539 2012-02-13 2012-02-13 goto url (new window) paperplanes.de/... goto myNews tecnologia

Google BigQuery Service: Big data analytics at Google speed

Rapidly crunching terabytes of big data can lead to better business decisions, but this has traditio (...)

clicks: 6354 6354 2011-11-30 2011-11-30 goto url (new window) googlecode.blog... goto myNews tecnologia

Video: CSS3 Secrets: 10 things you might not know about CSS3

A number of prominent front-end developers delivered helpful talks at this year's Fronteers 2011 con (...)

clicks: 7063 7063 2011-11-30 2011-11-30 goto url (new window) css.dzone.com/a... goto myNews tecnologia