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In the Light Themes testing PPA (which finally includes the latest Murrine Engine so the PPA is now usable by anyone) some updates today brought a new icon pack called "Humanities" derived from the Humanity icon theme and comes in two versions: Humanities-Dark-Orange (for a dark panel) and Humanities-Dark-Orange-Light (for a light panel).

Here is a screenshot with Humanities:

humanities icon theme screenshot ubuntu

And a screenshot with the Humanity icon theme in Lucid:

humanity icon theme

The new icons are more orange and less purple (as you can see in the first screenshot in this post), although purple is still present in lots of icons:

humanities icons

Furthermore, the Light Themes metacity also changed and it now features an orange close button and the ugly minimize/maximize buttons were removed (remember them?).

light themes testing
(New progress bar and selected button color in the Ubuntu Light Themes testing)

Will these be default for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat? Well, Ubuntu 10.10 is still a long way to go and a lot of things will definitely change!

You can install both the updated Light Themes and the Humanities icon them from the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dashua/light-themes && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox && sudo apt-get upgrade

Please note that these changes are not official yet, just testing for now - hence the question mark in the title! A lot of things will change!

Update: these are not official after all, this has been confirmed on the Ayatana mailing list (I can't find the link to that post right now)!