It would be good if there was an easy way to create vector/svg & raster themes for different programs/environments on Linux. I propose making an extendable plugin for inkscape, that will help streamline theme design for Gnome, amarok, QT, GTK, etc easy.
It should be capable of:
- Showing a preview window of the theme in real-time
- Allow users to click elements in the preview window to modify their appearance
- Temporarily preview it system wide
- Automatically submit it to a theming site.
- List the elements, allowing designers to click the element to edit it, and identify elements which are yet to be themed.
- Outputting the theme as a raster, or vector theme.
Because of of now, I don't believe there is a streamlined process of designing/change the theme, and previewing the changes in real-time. Such a plugin would encourage the development of new linux themes, make linux themes more internally consistant, ensure themes get made properly, and eliminate the need for designers to have to read any documentation to make them. Making themes with this plugin should make it easy enough for any user to make them (even me).
This is a modification of Theme development plugin for Gimp
which would naturally only allow raster themes. However, as people point out, themes should can also be vector based. Vector based drawing programs often allow a combination of both.