Fedora desktop with Dust theme and Murrine svn gtk engine

Running Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop I enjoyed it’s Dust theme a lot - not officially part of Ubuntu 8.10, but you can get it here. So I wanted to install it on my desktop machine running Fedora 10.

First problem is that Dust GTK2 theme requires a recent Murrine engine and Fedora provides version 0.53 only. As I recently got to like the fun of building RPMs I decided to try my luck - and it worked out. So I can provide Murrine svn143 RPMs for Fedora. But starting applications from within a terminal window showed up some error messages concerning Murrine engine & Dust theme. So, I did some slight changes to Dust’s gtkrc files - et voilà, no errors anymore. Next I needed some icons with orange touch for this theme. I liked Tangerine a lot when running Debian/Ubuntu and this icon theme goes very well with Dust theme, but it showed up with Ubuntu logos… So, I replaced Ubuntu’s logos with Fedora’s and again tried to build RPMs. In the end I was left with a desktop like this:

Fedora Dust theme

All credit goes to the original authors of this artwork:

If you like this theme, feel free to download these Fedora RPMs:

Dust GTK2 theme:

Tangerine icon theme:

Murrine engine:

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