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Some community themes from the Ubuntu Artwork Wiki made it into the "community-themes" package from Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (which you can install using: sudo apt-get install community-themes) however some amazing themes didn't.

Some people probably only install a few of the themes which didn't make it into Lucid but if you want to install all of them you'll notice it takes quite some time to browse all the pages, download, extract, put the files to the right place and so on, especially if you want to install them to multiple computers.

For this reason I've created an archive which comes with a tiny script which extracts all the themes to the right place - so you can install most of the extra community themes (which didn't make it into Lucid) in a matter of seconds. Read on!

Ubuntu Community themes which didn't make it into the official "community-themes" package:

dichotomy gtk theme

Finestly YINGFinestly YANG
Finestly YINGFinestly YANG

human kmod theme

Lucid X


mrs theme ubuntu

radiance osliner
Radiance Osliner

ubuntu sun theme
Ubuntu Sun (all 3 variations included)


To install all the above extra community themes, simply run the following commands in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install bzr
bzr branch lp:~nilarimogard/+junk/extra-community-themes
cd extra-community-themes/ && chmod +x install
sudo ./install

The first command above downloads the archives (via bzr), then navigate to the extra-community-themes folder, make the "install" file executable and then run the "install" file which will extract all the themes to the /usr/share/themes/ folder.

The above themes require the latest Murrine Engine (which is included in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx). You can get them to work in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala too by installing the latest Murrine Engine which is available in the WebUpd8 PPA.

Note: Because the Ubuntu wiki does not allow download via wget, I had to include the themes into the bzr. If the creator of any of the themes above doesn't want his theme included in this pack, let me know and I'll remove it.

Credits for the themes go to their designers (read the gtkrc file). Images via Ubuntu Artwotk wiki.