Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Look At The RAVEfinity 5 GTK/Icon Theme (In Heavy Development)

It's not done just yet! But we thought we'd give you a little sneak peak at the upcoming RAVEfinity 5 Theme Suite (That's Been In Development for over 1 1/2 Years now) The RAVEfinity Theme Suite hasn't seen a release since 2011 "Version 4"

Since that time the theme has been redesigned from the ground up to bring you "One of the most unique and beautiful desktop themes around" We hope you like it when it comes out. Right now it's looking like it will arrive sometime later this year.

So What Does RAVEfinity 5 Theme Sorta Look Like?

Some RAVEfinity 5 Icons. (Alpha/Beta):

 The RAVEfinity 5 GTK Theme:

The Icon Theme being used in this picture is the old Version 4 ones (Not 5)

The RAVEfinity 5 Theme Suite is Designed by Jared Sot. & The RAVEfinity Project in California ,USA  (C) (2010-2012) Licensed Under the GPL v.2 (But not released yet.)

Please don't blatantly rip off this until we release it (It will be free and GPL)  :D

Lot of work needs to be done still. If you want to help us get it done faster consider visiting our site and note that ADs on our site supports us. (And allow us to spend more time on this stuff) *Not to nag you about that but just letting you know.

So whats the state of this theme?

This theme has been though a lot. We did lots of Design work scrutinising every detail. Unfortunately this all happened during the GTK3 Transition. So Instead of releasing a GTK2 Only theme we pulled the release back to foucous on making it GTK3 ready this added complications since we had to learn the GTK3 CSS , Gnome Shell and Unity Themeing Stuff. Also GTK3 does not support the same features as GTK2 Murrine. So we had to pull it back in and redesign both to fit. (So the GTK2 Theme actually looks like the GTK3 one)

The GTK Theme was originally written for GTK2 useing the Pixmap engine (As seen in the image above) (This was about the time of Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 EG. a GTK 2 Theme was all you needed)

However soon after finished Jared decided that pixmap makes some elements look ugly. The Entire theme was Rewritten in "Murrine GTK2" (In a few days actually since we knew how it should look) It looked alot better Then the pixmap one. (Yes the image above is the old version, We still want the real one to be a surprise!)

Then GTK3 Came... The Release Date Slipped yet again :( We had to learn CSS and Re-Implement the entire theme for GTK. During this time the project went pretty dormant (We where working)

We then decided to do the Ambiance and Radiance Colors Themes as well as Xfce port and Icon Theme first so we would have one active release out there (They don't take as long, and we could get them out)

We Feel The Icon Theme Looks Awesome. But It still needs work but that's not the big hurdle.

So After the  we release the updated 12.04.1 Ambiance and Radiance Colors Themes as well as Xfce port and Icon Themes in a mouth or so (July or Aug). We will resume heavy development on this theme. Hopefully bringing it to you sometime later this year.

Once again if you would like support our efforts please send us a email and or keep visiting our site! (The Only way we make any money from this is from ADs on our site. See our homepage ( for details)

 Whats the RAVEfinity wallpaper project?
More to come on that. (Along with some sneak peaks)

Thanks for the continued support. We hope to bring lots of new work to you all very soon.

RAVEfinity Project.


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    1. Thank You for the kind words. I hope we can get it done and released soon!