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Help Ubuntu 11.04 by making an Ambiance theme for Gedit [Updated]

Calling designers and/or those with minute attention to detail: want to play your part in shaping Ubuntu 11.04? Of course you do, and here’s how.

An Ambiance colour scheme is needed for for Gedit and other GtkSourceView2 aping applications such as Anjuta, Monodevelop, etc.

Hold on. What’s GtkSourceView?

Ahem. To plagiarise from the GNOME Wiki:

“GtkSourceView is a portable C library that extends the standard GTK+ framework for multiline text editing with support for configurable syntax highlighting, unlimited undo/redo, UTF-8 compliant caseless searching, printing and other features typical of a source code editor.”

GtkSourceView uses ‘Style Schemes’ for theming. You can see a list of currently available schemes @ live.gnome.org/GtkSourceView/StyleSchemes

For Ubuntu 11.04 Gedit needs an Ambiance themed Style Scheme – and that’s where you folks and your natty talents are required.

How can I create a style scheme?

The tool of the trade is called ‘badschemer‘. This allows you to create and edit style schemes for GtkSourceView.

Thanks to the packaging prowess of Shnatsel you can grab a .deb installer for it at the link below.