July 12, 2001

Metatheme 0.6 released

Author: JT Smith

Metatheme 0.6.0, a.k.a "Braintree" is now available for download. The utility enables users to save and restore snapshots of their system's current theme configuration. Features include one-click changing of background images, Gtk+ themese, Sawfish windo manager themese, and more. New goodies in this verson include an overhauled user interface, "no more hacky metatheme-instealler," and the introduction of a new plugin API to handle GUI editor configurations. Read on for the complete release message from Ximian's Richard Hestilow:
                  From: Richard Hestilow 
                  Date: 09 Jul 2001 12:11:17 -0400

                  Metatheme 0.6.0 Release Notes

                  Hello theme lovers!

                  Metatheme 0.6.0, code-named "Braintree", has been released.

                  What is metatheme?
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                  Metatheme provides a way for users to save and restore snapshots of
                  their system's current theme configuration. This allows one-click 
                  simultaneous changing of background image, Gtk+ theme, Sawfish window
                  manager theme, and so forth.

                  What has been changed in this release?
                  --------------------------------------

                  * Complete user-interface revamp by Anna Dirks.
                  * No more hacky metatheme-installer. Future theme dependencies will be
                  handled via Red Carpet. Additionally, theme creators can simply
                  distribute
                  all components of their theme in one single directory.
                  * New plugin API to handle GUI editor configuration.
                  * New example theme "Ximian South" by Jakub "jimmac" Steiner.
                  * Bug fixes galore.

                  Requirements:
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                  control-center, gal, libxml

                  Availability:
                  -------------

                  * Binary packages in Red Carpet channel "Ximian Preview"
                  * Source tarballs:
                          ftp://ftp.ximian.com/pub/metatheme/metatheme-0.6.0.tar.gz
                          ftp://ftp.ximian.com/pub/metatheme/ximian-south-meta-0.1.0.tar.gz
                          ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/metatheme/metatheme-0.6.0.tar.gz (once the mirrors sync)
                          ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/metatheme/ximian-south-meta.1.0.tar.gz (once the mirrors sync)
                  * GNOME CVS: module metatheme

                  How to install the Bonus Example Theme if you are not using red-carpet
                  -------------------
                  Untar ximian-south-meta-0.1.0.tar.gz/ to ~/.metathemes or
                  /usr/share/metathemes.

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