A while back there was a lot of talk about Canonical implementing subtle transparency in GTK for Ambiance and Radiance themes - Is this no longer on the agenda? Was there a hold up?

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    We're after feature freeze for 11.10, switch to gtk3 seems done. I'm starting a bounty, hoping for some refreshed answers that would answer this question according to current development status. – Rafał Cieślak Aug 24 '11 at 11:28

The problem with implementing rgba currently is lying with the applications that run on the gtk+ library. However, with the switch to gtk+ 3 it is likely that Ubuntu will inherit this feature as a default option.

I'm sorry I don't have a link to hand, but the feature was not dropped, just hindered.

EDIT: Here is a link that indicates the possibility of rgba as a feature of gtk3 (which Ubuntu uses as of 11.10).


It seems like it's, at most, a back-burner issue. There are no blueprints from the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu Developer Summit. The last UDS I've found about it discussed at was for Maverick (blueprint here), in which it was dropped from the beta and listed as "POSTPONED" with no mention of which release it was postponed until.

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    That is because it's going to be pretty much built in in gtk+ 3. At least that is the plan, so no need for ubuntu to rush and implement a duplication of the feature. – RolandiXor Nov 23 '10 at 19:23
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    Will they use it in the Radiance and Ambiance themes, though? – Lightbreeze Nov 25 '10 at 10:59
  • @Lightbreeze: I'm not sure what you're asking. – Firefeather Nov 28 '10 at 23:23

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