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Update arc-gtk-theme to 20200513

Authored by algent on May 16 2020, 4:45 PM.


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First release since forking from the original repository by horst3180.

Summarised changelog:

  • Most notable changes visible to users:
    • Updated themes to support latest desktop versions.
    • Added Arc-Lighter variant, that has no dark elements.
    • Added Openbox theme.
    • Enabled disabling transparency on the GNOME Shell theme.
    • Numerous small fixes and improvements all around.
    • Many fixes and improvements were cherry-picked from arc-design/arc-theme project.
  • Notable build system changes:
    • Separated GNOME Shell and GTK 3 theme versioning.
    • Plank theme is now installed by the build system.
    • SASS-based themes are now compiled to CSS during build time with scss.
    • PNG assets are now rendered during build time with inkscape, and optipng.

Signed-off-by: Algent Albrahimi <>

Test Plan

Switch system theme to all Arc theme variants and check if they are working as expected.

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algent created this revision.May 16 2020, 4:45 PM
algent requested review of this revision.May 16 2020, 4:45 PM

Probably we should not let this theme die. I made this diff to give it another shot, since the new maintainers made a release.

Arc-design maintainers also are suggesting this fork:

This project needs new maintainers to continue. The current maintainers do not have the bandwidth to continue. As such this project has now been put into archive readonly mode. The theme is actively maintained under a separate project at

algent edited the summary of this revision. (Show Details)May 16 2020, 4:49 PM

Maybe then this issue should be closed too