Tue, Oct 16
So I discovered that xscreensaver doesn't suck, but the default modules do. jwz continues to add "hacks," up to and including this August. The package requires xscreensaver-data but there's a ton of other options in xscreensaver-data-extras and the GL options xscreensaver-gl and xscreensaver-gl-extras. There's also xscreensaver-screensaver-bsod and xscreensaver-screensaver-webcollage but I'm meh about both.
Mon, Oct 15
I just clarified with Martin Wimpress that no such thing has been done for EFI yet.
I booted the Cosmic ISO in EFI mode and didn't see it. Perhaps they only use it on the installed system, since it's GRUB that boots all the installs.
I do specifically remember that Ubuntu MATE used to use that theme. Do they not anymore?
Thu, Oct 11
Given the above, @tsimonq2 I don't think any one of us can fill out the SRU template. We need more clarity on what exactly needs to be changed.
On the other hand $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP is LXQt. I'm not sure why they're looking to $DESKTOP_SESSION instead.
After talking with oSoMoN, the only thing we can do at this point is prepare a 0-day SRU.
$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION Lubuntu
No, unfortunately they are correct.
There is a comment upstream saying that it won't work "because the value of $DESKTOP_SESSION is "Lubuntu", not "lxqt"." I think they are thinking in 18.04.
Wed, Oct 10
I'll take care of it.
To be clear, the problem is that the patch would work, but the upstream code doesn't allow LXQt as a valid value for desktopEnvironment. The appropriate places to fix are denoted by oSoMoN.
I just did chat with oSoMoN on IRC, and this is nowhere near what we actually need to get this working.
Ha ha ha, very funny. 😛
I'm doing some lobbying to get this in last minute but it also needs to be tested to make sure we're not barking up the wrong tree here.
Merge proposal in place.
Yeah well I just got that far, too, and it's all sorts of screwed up. I'm just going to go ahead and submit it. BTW, I put your name on it.
Trying to test build gave me:
Nothing. Building as we speak.
so, what should I do now?
Nevermind. Looking at the example you gave that GNOME used, I think it's clear it's sufficient because the rest of the patch is a test.
@hmollercl are you sure that's sufficient?
Tue, Oct 9
Get upstream to make something.
So, I noticed today that Xfce is actually forking MATE Screensaver... TIL they didn't just use LightDM!
I've had problemas creating the patch.
git checkout ubuntu/cosmic doesn't work and there is also no debian changelog. Any way, the diff is this:
It still looks bad with those packages installed on a fresh live ISO:
Sun, Oct 7
I installed these two packages and the default changed to Breeze, where Breeze is the default GTK widget style.
apt install libreoffice-gtk3 libreoffice-style-breeze
Sat, Oct 6
Thu, Oct 4
Well, I think it should happen right after the 18.10 release.
Wed, Oct 3
Sure, take your time.
I'm still learning a few things, to make everything look good and work at the same time. But making progress. I hope to share mockups this week.
Tue, Oct 2
How's this coming along @TheWendyPower? :)
This was done by @redwolf a while ago.