Archive for September 13th, 2005

Clearlooks-cairo and the first milestone

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

During the absence of new posts, a lot of work has gone into Clearlooks-cairo. To give people an idea of the progress being made, I’ve set three milestones.

  • 1. Finish the basic version, without custimization options.
  • 2. Add the customization options.
  • 3. Polishing it, and then polishing it some more.

Right now, I’ve almost reached the first milestone. What’s missing is the focus rings. It will be easy to add that, though.

If you would like to try the new Clearlooks, you’ll have to get it from GNOME CVS, module “gtk-engines”. Please keep in mind that it’s still a bit on the slow side, especially with cairo-1.0.0. The CVS version of cairo has seen a few great speed improvements, though.

Here’s the latest WIP screenshot (click for full):
Clearlooks-cairo Work In Progress
Don’t worry about the scrollbars, the old style is still there if you don’t like the new one.