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LCARS 4.2 released

Posted in Maemo by Leif Ryge on September 23, 2008

Here is another photo and a screenshot of our new theme, Okuda:


The changelog has details on what else is new. To install or upgrade, just use this .install file. After installing, select a theme and a background and then reboot for everything to be properly reloaded.

The install process is unfortunately rather slow, usually taking between 1 and 3 minutes, due to the numerous cache files which must be updated post-install. Starting with this release, the themes’ postinst scripts now run gtk-update-icon-cache on the icon themes’ directories, and lcars-extras runs it on the hicolor icon theme in postinst and postrm. The Okuda theme includes a font, so it runs fc-cache. And, as before, all of the themes run hildon-theme-cacher (which is the slowest of the three types of cache). I’m not sure why hildon-theme-cacher needs to be run on the device; it seems like it would make more sense (and be quicker for users) to pre-generate those gtkrc cache files as part of the themes’ build process. Oh well.

Enjoy the new themes, and please let us know if you make modified versions! :)

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  1. loki said, on September 23, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    The best of all themes themes before.

    Very nice work, congratulations! :D

    Greets, and keep up the good work!

  2. ACTTPOHABT said, on September 24, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Great job, guys!
    I just love it!
    Although there is couple of bugs that I’ve noticed so far. Feed list in RSS Reader, application lis in Application Manager and conversations in GTalk are not readable due to using black font color on a black background.
    Thank you once again!

  3. Leif Ryge said, on September 24, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Those three issues are known to us as maemo bugs 3678, 3503, and 1716, respectively. The chat program actually works fine after you configure its font color (Instant messaging -> Tools -> Settings), and it seems possible that the Application manager and RSS reader bugs might actually get fixed by Nokia in a future update to ITOS2008.

  4. ACTTPOHABT said, on September 24, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for your reply! I’m still using it, it’s awesome. We’ll have to wait for Nokia updates.

  5. chatterbox said, on September 29, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    While I enjoyed the previous LCARS themes, I just couldn’t keep them around… But this one just works great and looks great! Makes me look back and be very happy that ya’ll continued to maintain the LCARS theme after the N800 came out.

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