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ePidgin Theme by MastroPino ePidgin Theme by MastroPino
The theme elementary gaining ground in the world and the open design of pidgin is outdated and not integrated into the desktop 2010. For this reason, assuming that the buddy list could look like the graphic gloobus I started working. After identifying the exact gradients gloobus or thought to integrate the elementary colors. As you can see the list in the screenshot looks clean but even more amazing are the notifications. I worked hard, adding gradients up to a very sexy subject! In a few days to release the skin, yet I see if there is anyone interested in public! :)

Update:

Good evening everyone, today we are trying to freshen up the look of pidgin written in python using the screenlets from meek, with minor modification. I will try to explain step by step how to get good integration with the Desktop Environment.
The first step, surely, is to install the screenlets manager (the one maintained in the Ubuntu repositories is fine):

sudo apt-get install screenlets

After all packages will be downloaded and installation is complete, we must create a folder inside our home:

mkdir ~ /. screenlets

Download the archive from the link above and unzip everything in the directory you just created. Start the screenlets manager (Applications → Accessories → Screenlets), look for Pidgin and activate it (you can choose to start at login not to repeat this step for each system startup).
Start the screenlets manager (Applications → Accessories → Screenlets), look for Pidgin and activate it (you can choose to start at login not to repeat this step for each system startup).The elementary theme should be on from the first run, if not you can select the menu screenlet.
Last trick, I used, you may activate the plugin pidgin buddy list, select options and hide the buddy list When it is created.

That's all folks

Update: fixed Download Link!
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:iconwhitterbug:
whitterbug Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Does this work with a Windows PC?
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No, I'm Sorry :(
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Eurux Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Bro, I love this.
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RUSirius2342 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
the content.png in folder status is a linked file to a file in /home/m7p/... and that causes the screenlet to not start anymore...
i have "fixed" it temporarily by copying the content.png from another theme...perhaps you could provide the conten.png or repack it?
nevertheless i love this theme! keep up yout good work!
best regards
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I just to work to an update version of this theme. The next release will include only the theme and the original screenlets will be downloaded from screenlets site, so I think that this issue will be solved.

PS: the new version will contain some new icons and a mini tutorial for add a blur effect to the screenlets.
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Soniker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
That's Cool!!! Look Amazing!!!
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yasc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
hmmm i think there is a problem with file "~/.screenlets/Pidgin/themes/elementary/status/content.png".
i see info: No such file or directory
i think that there is a problem with a PNG image, its broken or something like that.
it would be nice if you fix it ;)

it looks so pretty that i want to have it on my desktop :P
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On-The-Fly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
for me, this only works with the standard screenlet files (not your modded ones). Anyway, looks pretty neat but this screenlet simply stays unusable as long as one cannot indivually move the groups and until there is no metacontact-support.
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dann2133 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Interface Designer
No idea how to active pidgin :(

i installed screenlets
made a folder in home called . screenlets
unziped the download files there.
??? no idea what to do now, help pls

thank u
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dann2133 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Interface Designer
got it working now.. no worrys :D
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome :D
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Dani716 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
MastroPino ,intanto complimenti per la guida è una delle poche che sn riuscito a seguire facilmente ;),pero non è cambiato nulla in pidgin anche se da screenlets risulta attivato, mi daresti una mano??Devo attivarlo in qualche modo da pidgin??
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ciao Dani, grazie per i complimenti :)
Dopo che attivi lo screenlets in pidgin (la vera finestra) non cambia nulla! Lo screenlets è solo una seconda interfaccia, quindi la finestra di pidgin rimane uguale. Io per ovviare al problema ho spuntato l'opzione per nascondere la lista all'avvio di pidgin, in modo da avere solo lo screenlets (attenzione se c'è attivato il livello widget da compiz che potrebbe nasconderti gli screenlets)

Fammi sapere.
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Dani716 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Intanto figurati perchè sono meritatissimi e poi (preannuncio che ho linux da 4 giorni xD) credo di aver capito che devo prima attivare screenlets e poi settare un impostazione in pidgin per nascondere la lista che pero anche cercando in varie finestre nn mi sembra di vedere...scusa l'ignoranza cos'è il livello widget da compiz??
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Allora porto un pò di chiarezza :)

Non è necessario attivare nessuna impostazione in Pidgin per utilizzare lo screenlets. Lo screenlets è solo una secondo interfaccia complementare alla finestra della lista contatti. Dovresti essere in grado di visualizzare lo screenlets di pidgin senza attivare nulla, oltre, ovviamente, lo screenlets! Quindi se hai gli screenlets funzionanti non devi far nulla oltre lanciare quello di Pidgin. Se hai problemi aggiungimi su GTalk, dovrebbe esserci la mail nel mio profilo (dove troverai tante altre cose ;]).

Il "livello widget" è un impostazione, a cui puoi accedere previa installazione del pannello di controllo di Compiz, che permette di attivare un livello superiore al desktop, dove appunto stanno i widget (se hai mai visto MacOS ti ricorderai di questo livello che appare dall'alto con i vari widget). Compiz è il "composite manager" di ubuntu (penso usi questa distribuzione di linux) che permette di avere dei bellissimi effetti 3d sul desktop.

Ciao :)
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KerajRublev Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
im having the same issue of chrono090 but i reinstall screenlets and it still doesn't work...

Im using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Did u open pidgin first? I modify the original version of the screenlets for totally remove it when pidgin is not running. Let me know if I can help, I can't understand why it don't work :o
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KerajRublev Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
i've done it while pidgin is running and without pidgin running...

dunno...
if u could give me any other advice... or instructions like 3 year old kid (hehehehe)

I really love this mod to the buddy list cause the default is ugly as hell
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Try to remove my pidgin screenlets, use the original version (posted here: [link]). Try to use the default theme, if it works install elementary theme (that is located into Pidgin/themes ← into the archive that u just download) into ur ~/.screenlets/Pidgin/themes.
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KerajRublev Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
it worked. thanks. great screenlet btw
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chrono090 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
hey man, i install the screenlets and copy the file to the folder, but when I activate pidgin in the screenlets launcher nothing happens, any idea why?
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chrono090 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Nevermind, reinstalled and working :D
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
welcome :D
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Algalord-Gnome Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
The theme has a bug

glib.GError: No se ha podido abrir el archivo «/home/h4k/.screenlets/Pidgin/themes/elementary/status/content.png»: No existe el fichero ó directorio


It's because the link of content.png is broken... I recomend you to add the content.png image as a file, not a link, because the link was pointing to your home.

I have solved it anyway, great work!
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C1PR1ONE Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
how to install??
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killermole23 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
"The first step, surely, is to install the screenlets manager (the one maintained in the Ubuntu repositories is fine):

sudo apt-get install screenlets

After all packages will be downloaded and installation is complete, we must create a folder inside our home:

mkdir ~ /. screenlets

Download the archive from the link above and unzip everything in the directory you just created. Start the screenlets manager (Applications → Accessories → Screenlets), look for Pidgin and activate it (you can choose to start at login not to repeat this step for each system startup).
Start the screenlets manager (Applications → Accessories → Screenlets), look for Pidgin and activate it (you can choose to start at login not to repeat this step for each system startup).The elementary theme should be on from the first run, if not you can select the menu screenlet.
Last trick, I used, you may activate the plugin pidgin buddy list, select options and hide the buddy list When it is created."

Read the Artist's commments..
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LucyVanPelt86 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Proprio un bel lavoro! complimenti! mi sa però che aspetto lucid x rinnovare pidgin.... non ho capito una cosa: le notifiche sono quelle tipiche del sistema o sono extra (tipo guidification)?
cmq ottimo lavoro! ;)
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ciao e grazie.
Le notifiche, ovvero il cambio di icona e colore del nome contatto, avvengono all'interno della stessa finestra a destra nel flyer!

Cheers
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xinh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Damn, nice job! It makes Pidgin look good!
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TomBous Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Could you make one for empathy ? (if you have time :) ) i Love your work.
You an DanRabbit are very good element for linux. Thx you.
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for ur compliments! But I it's impossible made a empathy one 'cause I'm using the pidgin screenlets with some modification! I hope that in the future empathy will support webkit on contact list too, so will be possible to develop a nicer theme for it!
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TomBous Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Ok..ok i understand now. Anyways thank you for the answer and keep your amazing job :)
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J2deme Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Me want!
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C1PR1ONE Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Amazing dude!:D Please release it!
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GrzegorzJZD Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Amazing! Also can't wait to grab it for my desktop.
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hadret Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Amazing! Can't w8 to see it in action :la:
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elleti-brainvision Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Photographer
doh.. solo un jpg???

hai detto un paio di giorni?? ti prendo in parola, eh.. :D

scherzo, naturalmente.. cmq il tema mi piace molto, davvero un progetto molto interessante. francamente nemmeno credevo si potesse arrivare a tanto con pidgin..

complimenti davvero!!, spero di poterlo provare al più presto, nel frattempo.. buon lavoro!

bau bau!!
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
mi sono appena accorto che ci sei anche tu nella preview xD
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elleti-brainvision Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Photographer
ah ah ah!!

che bello, fa fico il mio avatar, debbo dire.. :D

ascolta, ma quindi quel tema è solo per screenlets? io credevo stessi preparando quel tema per pidgin, accidentaccio! Sarebbe davvero bello..

infine: ho visto che ogni tanto ti vedo su pidgin, la prox volta facciamo 2 chiacchiere, se ti va, ok?

bau bau!
a presto!
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Certo, con assoluto piacere! Purtroppo per realizzare un tema del genere la buddy list di pidgin dovrebbe essere webkit based e skinnable, un pò come adium; purtroppo però niente del genere è previsto per il futuro del piccione, programma tanto buono quanto lento nello sviluppo; proprio per questa ragione spero, invece, che i developer di empathy si mettano al lavoro per far supportare a questo nuovo programma i temi alla adium, arrivati a quel punto sarebbe tutto molto più semplice e user friendly!
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elleti-brainvision Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Photographer
sì d'accordo, ho capito.. :)
purtroppo però io uso xfce ed ora come ora francamente non vedpo alcuna possibilità di installare empathy e tutte le dipendenze gnome che si porta dietro sulla mia slackware (vade retro satana! :D)!
comunque, non so se ho capito male il tuo discorso, in parte, ma empathy supporta già i temi audium.. no? [link]
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
certo, ma solo nella finestra di chat :)
io vorrei qualcosa del genere per la buddy list: [link]
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Blittzd Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Wow, that look great. Please release it! :D
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