About two years ago, I started using Kdenlive to do video editing. The dark theme I had been using, a modified version of the “openSUSE dark alternate” theme, was not getting along with Kdenlive and I had to use the “Breeze Dark” theme to be able to properly distinguish the widgets and such on the application. Shortly there after, I set out to modify the Breeze Dark theme to give me that openSUSE feel I have been enjoying for years. I have made it available on this page of my site but I decided to push it to the “KDE Store” which I previously thought was “look and feel” but is now called Pling. Yes, I am confused but I’m sure I’ll get it cleared up eventually.
The smart thing to do would have been to study and get a good, solid understanding of the history of all this but instead, I have decided to just leave my ignorance on full display. I am using this post as a note or reminder to myself on the process of publishing things for the Plasma desktop in the future. I will be soon, when I can get the little bits and bobs worked out on the specifics as my knowledge gaps are kicking my rear, but I’ll get it figured out soon enough.
In short, the Upload Scheme button didn’t work on the color scheme editor so I did a bit of searching and found out that I had to create an account on this “Pling.com” site and at the same time, I updated the code on my GitHub for it. I have since came to understand (barely) a few things and modify the *.colors file accordingly.
In short, I have officially published and in a small way, I feel as though I have contributed a bit to the greater Linux community just a bit. Now, if I can only convince someone on the openSUSE Desktop team to adopt this for the default openSUSE dark theme. I am a bit biased, but I think it looks pretty good.
My next step is to publish my “Plasma Style” that I also call “openSUSE Breeze Dark” and once I can get it worked out, a Global Theme where it configures everything nicely for you. As of today, I am not sure what I am missing but I’ll get it.
I really don’t know why I haven’t done this sooner. It seems silly I have put this off but at least it is done now. This was easy as it is just one file. I’m sure that the “Plasma Style” can’t be much more difficult but it does include some SVG modified artwork and such. This is totally personal preference, but I just happen to find the dark themes to be so much easier on my eyes than the light themes. Although, I must say, the Breeze Twilight theme is a good compromise between light and dark but it’s still not for me. I do hope I can get this color scheme adopted into openSUSE at some point.
openSUSE Dark Breeze color scheme from Pling.com