Does the default theme for Ubuntu (Ambiance) have an official git repository?

I want to modify it adding my tweaks, and it already has a git repository I choose to take it as start repository.


The Ambiance theme is maintained in the light-themes package. You can find the source of the package in launchpad.

Note: it's not a git repo but a bzr repo; you can branch the project this way:

sudo apt-get install bzr
bzr branch lp:ubuntu-themes

Alternatively a quick way to get the source is:

apt-get source light-themes

Update: How to convert the ubuntu-themes bzr repo into git

There's probably several ways to do this, but here is mine. I often use git-lp to work with bzr branch on launchpad while keeping the power of git locally. Just follow the README to install it.

Once installed, the following commands will create a working git repo:

$ git lp init --fetch  lp:ubuntu-themes
$ cd ubuntu-themes
$ git lp branch my_dev

Then all you have to do is to push to your github repo (See Pushing to a remote)

I did the operation myself, here's my git repo containing ubuntu-themes.

  • you can downolad the source code without installing bzr, either with a browser / wget or apt-get – Panther Jul 19 '14 at 19:14
  • @bodhi.zazen: You're right, bzr is not mandatory. I've updated my answer. Thx – Sylvain Pineau Jul 19 '14 at 19:20
  • I guess bzr repositories can be converted in git ones, right? I just copied the files from /usr/share/themes/Ambiance for now. I will try it tomorrow. – Ionică Bizău Jul 19 '14 at 19:52
  • You'ld get an upvote from me if you added a small script to get source, clobber files in the current git tracked folder, commit, and push - assuming saved credentials. This way the OP could take your data and throw it in a cron job to make a github repo as a jumping off point. – RobotHumans Jul 19 '14 at 20:41
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    @hbdgaf: I've updated my answer with a way to get a git repo at the end. – Sylvain Pineau Jul 19 '14 at 22:34

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