Monday, November 14, 2016

Welcome to RAVEfinity!

Welcome to RAVEfinity! 

Thanks for stopping by!

RAVEfinity is an Open Source Design Project with amazing contributors worldwide. 
We craft carefully designed and Open Source, GUI Themes, Icons Sets & Wallpapers. 
We work mainly with Linux & BSD. But also other platforms for projects like our wallpaper collections.
Our content is truly Open Source. Meaning you can build on and adapt it if you wish.
We always try to add value and care to whatever we touch or base our work on.

Our work aims to empower you to have a unique, enjoyable and personalized experience on Linux or BSD (Or Whatever you use).

We also go out of our way to ensure our themes work on many (Not just 1) GTK desktops like Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDE, Mate, Gnome & Openbox.

Some of our work is based on other open source work by other amazing artists. We try to always make this evident. And give everyone proper credit.  

Please have a look around,

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Send us any feedback, Share our site & work and Suggest any Ideas or Fixes you have.
No matter how small.

Friday, April 24, 2015

April Update 2

April Update 2
We are very happy to release Ambiance & Radiance Colors for Ubuntu 15.04 , LMDE 2, Debian 8 & GTK 3.14. All the work in previous builds really payed off this time! We where not sure how to was going to go but it was really alot better this time. It took about a litte over a week solid (with long hours everyday) to get everything working and ported over. Including testing. 

This is thanks to all the work we did in the last few cycles (We had 8 releases/updates in the 14.04 theme branch) we could just re-use alot of base as it was very soild in our eyes. We ended up just throwing out the GTK 3 Theme and Re-wrting it based on the 15.04 version of Ambiance. On top of this we discovered how to tweak the Ambiance Theme all so slightly to work on Gnome Shell properly. We tried to push this change upstream but no one in stock Ambaince was around to accept it or maybe the ambiance authors don't really care if Ambiance runs on Gnome Shell. Not sure but no matter. It does now! At least our version. We also did a Gnome Shell Theme based on Liberty Shell. And Did a Mutter and Metacity 2 Border based on Satyajit's Numix Window border code (Thanks Satyajit). For some reason the way Gnome Shell is patched or setup on Ubuntu you will see lovely color window buttons so we set those up. But On Debain and other distros you will not always see them in pretty colors so we wrote another "Dark Grey" border for those. Also it's worth mentioning if you are useing this theme on Gnome Shell Disable Overlay Scrollbars!

Anyway we are on to doing Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors after a short little break. (The last week of development was hectic). Thanks for everyones support Enjoy.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 2015 Project Update

April 2015 Project Update

It's April. Since we last spoke we have pushed out updates for Vibrancy Colors , Vibrantly Simple and the Humanity Colors Icon themes. And we have made a few tweaks to the site. We have another overhaul planned for the site that will remove the ugly header text on pages space and center things and make things cleaner. We have been asked why we don't move to a VPS or design a new site. The simple answer to this is time, a lot of our time is spent working in things we release that you download. There isn't always a lot of time to for me to go back and work on the site. But several things about it are driving me crazy so I hope to get the time to go through and fix and clean things up and maybe down the road when we can design a new site.

New 15.04/ GTK 3.14 (Debian 8, Arch 2015 etc) versions of Ambiance & Radiance Colors and Ambiance & Radiance Flat are planned but I need to stress thease themes take a really long time to do. Weeks as alot of things are done by hand. Though we have automated some things. We are gonna do our best but I have no timetable or date at this time. It would be nice if we could it out by 15.04's release April 25-30th but thats highly optimistic. But who knows. Would like that to happen.

Catch you on the flip side.  

Friday, March 20, 2015

March 2015 Update

March 2015 Update

We have been very busy with so many things it's hard to even write a post. We just released a updated build of RAVE-X Icons 2.0. We are now working to do another update to Vibrancy Colors (2.1) and Vibrantly Simple. One of the big things in this is we are hopeing to add full support for the Folder Color Extension (A Nemo, Nautilus, Caja, Files Extenstion that alows you to right click and change folder colors on the fly.)

Vibrancy colors 2.1 will include a lovely bunch of enhancements and a new folder color "Green Viva" a darker calmer green. We felt this was needed. XFCE 4.12 fixes will also make their way into the theme. Our hope is we can get things to a really awesome level and state and the icons themes will be set for a bit while we shift resources to GTK Themes for a little bit.

We have to do a re-write for 3 GTK Themes for GTK 3.14 (And we ask it to please work for 3.16 or we are gonna cry.) Suites its going to long and tedious. It is truly is a long process since we have so many colors. It takes weeks or mouths. so we apologize for any delays. We want to get these out Sometime in April if possible however we can't make any promises as to a date.

Our build process for Ambiance and Radiance Colors and Ambiance and Radiance Flat Colors is long and tedious. Hundreds of files have to be edited by hand. The theme is truly handcrafted in many areas. But we have stepped up automation and are doing things alot more efficient. Also note that the things done by hand are run through a script that compares and we also manually test everything so we don't make a random error or typing mistake on any of the colors (Hopefully).

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Development Update Feb 2015

Development Update Feb 2015

So... Whats going on? 

We have successfully rolled out sevral new iterations of Vibrancy Colors Icons in these last two mouths alone. All based on user feedback and design vision. We are very happy to announce Vibrancy Colors is now version 2.0! With Full GTK 3.14 Support now. It's amazing how far things have come already and the tremendous amount of feedback and support we have received is very humbling. has helped us so much to push these new builds out really quick.

Whats next? Well we are waiting a little bit longer for a stable Ambiance 3.14 ready theme by Ubuntu to be pushed out for 15.04 then we will be porting the Ambiance & Radiance Colors themes. I am not sure how long this is going to take us this time. We have made many smart changes and automations to the build process to make things alot faster but it still will take some times to port our Colors Themes (Flat and Regular) to the new base. As many things need human intervention and we have to name 100+ files by hand. :)   

Friday, January 2, 2015

A New Year , New Stuff!

A New Year , New Stuff!

2015 brings in a load of new things that we need to do. we will be working to update the Ambiance & Radiance Colors, Ambiance & Radiance Flat and Vibrancy Colors for new GTK builds.

Thanks for all your support in 2014 and we hope to make 2015 Great.

Please keep in mind this is stuff we want to do, but it is done as time permits. We spend hours of unpaid time on this. Thanks and enjoy.