December 6, 2011

Ambiance & Radiance Evolved light themes

The old Ambiance and Radiance light themes have received an update and now called Evolved. Below is how they look and how to install them by distro number. Enjoy.

Ambiance and Radiance Evolved

Modified versions of Ubuntu's default themes...

Installation on Ubuntu 11.10

Type the following on a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:victored/light-themes-evolved
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Installation on Ubuntu 11.04 (Unity Only)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:victored/ambiance-evolution

Now open the Update Manager, click on Check and then Install Updates

IMPORTANT: This will upgrade your current light-themes (Ambiance and Radiance) package, so you won't be able to use the default themes anymore (unless you uninstall the themes - see below). You'll get all the required packages from there :D


Please remove any previous version of the Ambiance and/or Radiance theme under your ~./themes folder

Installation on Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 (Classic session)

Add the theme's PPA. Just type the following on a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:victored/ambiance-evolution

Now install the themes:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install light-themes-evolution-classic

IMPORTANT: You can use this version alongside Ubuntu's default light themes. If you added the PPA earlier and upgraded the light themes on Ubuntu 10.10, please follow the instructions above and then downgrade the light-themes package...

Uninstalling the themes

UNITY VERSION (Ubuntu 11.04)

If for some reason you need to remove these themes, you can revert the changes [made by this PPA] typing the following on a terminal (CRTL+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:victored/ambiance-evolution 

After that, you'll system will be as it was before ;)