List of Gnome Shell themes compatible with 3.8
It is pretty uncool that almost every new release of Gnome Shell breaks the theme system.
More often than not this ends up making themes obsolete, and the designers don’t want to continue working on them for various reasons, and so they end up not working anymore.
I’ve been playing around with 3.8 lately, and can’t do without constantly changing my theme. So I decided to comprise a list of themes that are compatible with the latest installment of Gnome Shell.
I’m too lazy to also provide a preview for each specific theme, but there aren’t many to begin with, so I suppose it’s fine if I just link them to their respective pages.
I’ll update the list as I find more.
That’s all I’ve managed to find so far. If you know of any more, drop me a message and I’ll add it to the list.
To add, though, I’ve just learned that the Gnome team doesn’t really provide the end user with theme support. It’s a function developed and headed by the community.
This kinda turns me off regarding Gnome Shell. Especially since it’s a lot of work for theme makers to make updates to their themes every time a new Gnome Shell release rolls out, just to make it work. This makes theme support harder to maintain.
Too bad, I was starting to like Gnome Shell. I’m also fascinated by Pantheon in Elementary, though. XFCE still has stellar theme support, and so does KDE, so that’s good too, even though I’m not a big fan of the latter.
Enjoy the above mentioned themes however, and the future isn’t exactly that bleak. Some designers do like to update their themes to work with 3.8, it’s just a matter of when they get down to doing it, if they do want to.