Speaking of Gnome3 choices, I really like the whole CSS-ish management of themes: I’m sure it’ll help in making the gnome-look community grow with a number of experienced web developers who won’t have to struggle too much to deliver great-looking themes.
Once again, I think that at this moment we’re not quite there yet.
Not liking the fat-ass default title bar that Gnome3 comes with, I switched to the sleeker Adwaita Dark theme (the link to the developer’s website doesn’t seem to talk about it?) and I’m fine with it.
On an apparently completely unrelated front, Eclipse started to crash on startup, with no error messages logged on
workspace/.metadata/.log, no errors on
~.xsession-errors, no errors on the shell! The splash screen would show up, no progress bar would ever come up, and it’d stay forever like that (sometimes with a
java process taking up to 100% of CPU, sometimes not).
Out of plain desperation, I went for a shy
export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 on the shell script that I use to launch Eclipse and… guess what? It worked! 😀
I use an external script to choose one of the installs of Eclipse I have (Helios J2EE, Helios CDT, Indigo.. so I have
/usr/bin/indigo), but for what concerns this issue it may come down to this:
#!/bin/bash export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 ./eclipse
But then I thought… surely the theme I just installed has nothing to do with this issue, right? Well, I was sadly wrong. Using Gnome Tweak Tool (I don’t understand why this does not come with Gnome by default) I figured out that switching the GTK Theme back to default (Adwaita, but not dark) Eclipse runs fine without the
GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS variable set! And I can keep the Adwaita Dark windows decoration theme!
Another step towards XFCE I managed not to take.. Gnome3, don’t fail me, I’m trying hard to like you! 🙂