Streamlining the experience
We haven't been that active lately. Having started to work in IT, there isn't as much will and time available for coding outside work hours :)
However, the modularity of the Azurra framework has really helped us in reducing the amount of time necessary to make changes to a wide range of themes. One example of this is the newly added support for the Xfce4 workspace switcher. In the newest iteration of the reliable desktop environment, our themes were not correctly highlighting the active desktop. Support was finally added, in a surprisingly simple way, by added the required code to the environments modules and recompiling.
We've also reworked Xfwm4 themes for macOS themes, added a new one for Windows 7 and added special theming for the Whisker menu to the XP themes and their derivatives. Here's a look at how they look after the changes:
We're now working on finalizing the scripts we use for certain tasks and closing the last remaining issues from our bug tracker, some going as far back as 2018!
We're planning our next step in modular theme generation. We want to make a tool that will make development of Cinnamon and GNOME themes much more easy and flexible. Basing ourselves on the proven Azurra framework toolkit, work on this project will start soon (TM).
We also have the idea of creating a script that will be able to generate SVG images from a CSS/SCSS file, and to use that file for KDE theming or other projects. We are still evaluating if it is a viable strategy, but if it is, we may finally achieve our goal of having a modular cross-environment theme development kit.
Hopefully we have more news coming soon.