Like everybody in the Linux world (or almost), we've been quite surprised at Canonical's decision to terminate the Unity Desktop Environment. On our development list, an Ambiance + Unity lookalike was out of the question, until recently. The change of direction is mostly due to the end of development for the two main Ambiance forks: the RAVEfinity and the Iain Lain forks are all terminated and collaborator bluedxca93's version is what we used on our brand new Unity 7 theme. Our goal for this project is to make the Ubuntu appearance easily applyable to the GNOME desktop since Unity will be deprecated. We've also produced a Unity 8 theme, based on the works of brahimsalem (gnome-look).
Alas, we've had to terminate a few themes on our side too. The Longhorn Aero 5048 and Beta Aero Basic themes have been moved to the graveyard, just like the OS X Leopard theme. The reason for this move is quite simple: we can't maintain more than 30 themes, and already these 3 were kind of left on their own.
Like we said on our previous post, we've ported our B00merang themes and most of our Longhorn themes to our custom MTAC architecture (Longhorn Jade is on its way). This will allow us to keep our batch of themes updates without having to manually apply patches to every theme. Some bugs have appeared for the GTK 3.20 compilations (mostly related to border images) but they will be easy to fix.
This concludes or monthly news.