I use enlightenment e20 on an RHELish Linux distro (unfortunately I am forced to run that distro, hence no chance I could switch to Bodhi Linux).
I am a bit of a retro enthusiast, had been using all those nice and shiny themes back in the old pre-e17 days, and I'd like to get back some of the old look-and-feel.
Having looked around what's available for e19/e20 nowadays there's rather little that I'd like to use out of the box (currently I'm using R-Special-E19r7, I like it but I also like a change from time to time).
I have experience in software development, but I have never played around with E themes' code before, so much for my background.
As a first project I have started porting "Vulcan-Retro". There is by the way already R-Volcano_R-E19, but I really like the original's shiny window decorations and min/max/close buttons.
I have now added the 'ellipsis: -1' stuff wherever necessary, got rid of an edje_cc compile error caused by the deprecated 'spectrum' thing, added the version information and can load the theme in e20, it looks as good as I had hoped
However the theme is not done yet since I have some problems of which one renders the theme more or less unusable for now:
- The background image does not scale over the screen. OK, I think I can find this out, does not seem too difficult.
- The menus do not work properly. When I click a menu, the focus only follows the mouse if it hovers the respective menu entry's icon, but not when it is above the menu entry's text.
- I have also noticed that starting the preferences panel does not work (nothing happens), I am not sure whether this is because of the menu problem (2) or if it is a separate problem. The same applies for the 'settings' panel for the shelf (right-click shelf, 'shelf', 'settings'). However switching to a window by clicking on an entry from main menu / 'windows' works.
Knowing that some of the people making e19/e20 themes are registered here, I sincerely hope that somebody gets an idea what might be wrong when reading this. I will gladly upload the source tarball of what I have now to my server and give a download link via PN if this helps.
If I manage to create a working theme and also learn a little about the technicalities along the way I will gladly share what I create. I would really like to port some of the "classic" themes if this turns out to be realistic with my still extremely limited knowledge.