I tend to switch my icons and themes to have a glossy look or something
else depending on my mood. Both on my desktop as well as within firefox
and thunderbird. Now for icons within GNOME, i can always pick up icons
from gnome-looks or some such site. But the biggest sore point about
something like that is that i need to keep checking every now and then
on the site to see if there is a newer version of the same theme. But
in the case of my browser, when i check for extensions / themes, the
update procedure is rather simple.
Now I do understand that it is not a good option that all the theme
writers be asked to publish rpms and maintain a repository. I am
considering that may be we need a simpler update/publish mechanism
which a theme write would be able to build / publish easily. Atleast if
we can get support from the sites themselves to provide such
publishings, it would be great. So the next time I do an update, I am
informed about the various theme updates and get the latest details
without having to do a lot of running around.
Event if we were to build these themes as rpms, so as to have the least
possible impact to the deployment process, it would be great if
repository information could be provided at some place.
This may be the wrong list to send this mail, but I am hopeful that
this information can be conveyed across to the appropriate people.
Just my views,
p.s.: If something like this already exists, then ignore this mail and
enlighten me about it :-)