A heavily modified version of the beautiful Aurora engine (1.4). The file below contains both engine and themes (GTK and Metacity) in two separate archives.
First of all, make sure you have installed the GTK+ library development files (libgtk2.0-dev on Debian/Ubuntu, gtk2-devel on Fedora) with your favourite package manager.
Then to compile the Equinox engine, extract the corresponding archive in your home folder. In the new directory, run the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation make
On Fedora 64 bits (and perhaps other distribs), compilation don’t work with the options above. You must run:
./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 --enable-animation
Finally, run this command as root:
To install the themes, extract the content of the other archive in your ~/.themes.
You can easily change the colour used for selected items or tooltips in Appearance preferences.
To fix the issue with the text of selected menu items in Firefox and Thunderbird, copy the userChrome.css in both
~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/chrome/ and ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/chrome/
To use the Equinox Evolution theme with Chromium or Google Chrome, open the browser and drag the CRX file (provided in the themes archive) into the address bar. In applications options, don’t forget to enable the display of Metacity borders.
A (still uncomplete) version of Faenza icon theme is now available. Follow the link a the bottom of this page.
Equinox is available to install for Ubuntu users via a PPA repository. Open a terminal and run :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme equinox-ubuntu-theme
Download: Equinox GTK Engine v1.30.2