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Mac4Lin - Mac transformation pack for GNOME

Postby infra_red_dude on Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:56 am

Hey guys, new here. I wanna share my work wid you. The project I'm working on: Mac4Lin - Mac transformation pack for GNOME

I am happy to announce the version 0.2 release of the Mac4Lin Project. Version 0.1 alpha has received an overwhelming response. People have used and liked it and the downloads (as on this day) have touched about 26GB!!! Lots of comments/suggestions/bugs were received and I have tried to iron out all the bugs known till this day. This update also brings a whole lot of new things. See the changelog for changes.

Special thanks to Victor of vsdigital for providing the Firefox Safari Skin and thanks to everyone who tested the version 0.1 alpha. Because of all this I'm giving version 0.2 stable to this release. Keep visiting the project website for more updates.

Apply it, flaunt it, enjoy it!

Anirudh (a.k.a ANi, infra_red_dude)

For any suggestions/comments/complaints/feedback/bug tracking please drop by my blog or send a mail:

My Blog: http://phoenix-ani.blogspot.com
My E-Mail id: infra_red_dude<A.T>users<D.O.T>sourceforge<D.O.T>n et
Project Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin
Screenshots: http://sourceforge.net/project/screensh ... _id=204373

changelog:
Mac4Lin version 0.2, 17/09/2007

Icon updates
New firefox skin by Victor of vsdigital
Mac OS System Sounds
New Grub Screens
More Leopardish Emerald theme
Simdock source tarball included
Leopard Dock AWN theme updated
OS X Fonts and font enhancing guide
More Leopardish GTK Metacity theme
One GTK Splash screen added
Updated Pidgin OSX Theme
Four new wallpapers added
Documentation (README) added for every component

The project was conceived on a Ubuntu system. However since its dependent on GNOME it should run pretty fine on any GNOME based distro.
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Postby newW2 on Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:34 am

Congrats on your success. I'm not really looking for an emulation of Mac, but it may be fun to play with as a weekend project sometime. Having said that, how is this different than Lauri Taimila emulation of OSX? See this link:

http://www.taimila.com/?q=node/11

Thanks
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Postby infra_red_dude on Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:22 pm

thanks for the compliment :)

well, actually i was inspired to work on this project by taimila's guide :) that guide is intended at emulating Mac OSX Tiger, while my project emulates the yet to be released Mac OSX Leopard. but most of the things haf been reworked which the resources mentioned in that guide lacked.
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Postby infra_red_dude on Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:06 am

Folks, the Mac4Lin has clocked half a century downloads! Yeah the total downloads haf crossed the 50GB mark till date! I thank everyone for supporting me :)

I'm working on version 0.3 of Mac4Lin. Expect a release in under 10 dayz. Keep checking this thread/project website.
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Postby infra_red_dude on Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:03 pm

Hey folks this is the current development of Mac4Lin:

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Some small but discernable changes in the screenshots. Spot them if you can. More changes under the hood. Just releasing a preview here :) Sorry for the delay. Was busy wid my GRE.
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Postby infra_red_dude on Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:35 pm

Mac4Lin version 0.3 Released!

24th October 2007

Mac4Lin is back! A new version, more changes, better looks and an overall more polished product. Please read changelog for information of changes in this version. It gives me immense pleasure to inform all that downloads have crossed 110 GB till date!

Mac4Lin now comes with a unified documentation in PDF format. Please go through this for illustrated installation instructions. Also some entities like GTK theme/Pidgin etc. now include two versions. Hence individual README files are only included if there is any need to convey release specific important information to the user which the generic documentation does not include. Read the README file for more details, in such cases.

With the release of GNOME 2.20, there have been issues reported with the Icon theme. Work is going on to make the theme compatible with GNOME 2.20 (found in OpenSUSE 10.3/Ubuntu 7.10 - Gusty etc.). There will be a separate release of Icon theme for GNOME 2.20. Users of this version can replace the original ver.0.3 Icon theme with the new one, which will be released soon after this release. GNOME version can be checked by clicking System Menu > About GNOME. Other components of this package are reported to work with GNOME 2.20. The installation of GTK Metacity theme and Cursors is almost same execpt that the Theme Manager in GNOME 2.20 has a new look.

Thanks to Victor Hugo Casals for the Safari skin, M.Lettner for the panel backgrounds, Calande for the font guide, Mitko for nm-applet icons, Vish for Grub and Buu700 for Usplash screens. I also thank all those who tested the pack and everyone who are directly or indirectly involved in this project.

Apply it, flaunt it, enjoy it! :)

Anirudh (a.k.a ANi, infra_red_dude)

For any suggestions/comments/complaints/feedback/bug tracking please drop a mail to: infra_red_dude.users@sourceforge.net

Project Website and Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin

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PS: Keep checking this place. An Icon theme for GNOME 2.20 will soon be released.
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Postby kanishka on Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:17 pm

Though not my cup of tea, you are really doing an outstanding work! 8)
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Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:33 pm

kanishka wrote:Though not my cup of tea, you are really doing an outstanding work! 8)
I agree, I am not into Macs, but that sure looks great.
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Postby exploder on Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:27 pm

I watched a demonstration of Mac OS X Leopard a couple of days ago. The Mac4Lin does a great job of imitating the look of Leopard.

By the was Mac OS X Leopard looked awesome in the demonstration, over 300 features were added!
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Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:18 pm

Here is a video of a demonstration of Leopard, wish I could find better quality one though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfSoWE2__zI
This one might be better.
http://stage6.divx.com/user/Kurow/video ... tion-Video
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Postby kikke on Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:34 am

I don't like this theme, because ugly tabs.
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Postby kikke on Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:41 pm

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Postby infra_red_dude on Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:08 pm

Well, Aqua tabs were looking a bit drab so I put in these tabs. They can be restored tho.
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Postby infra_red_dude on Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:58 pm

A new Icon theme for GNOME 2.20 and Mac4Lin Documentation Rev. 1.1 (PDF) which covers installation instructions for GNOME 2.20 have now been released!

Check them out at: http://sourceforge.net/project/platform ... tform=4117

Plz report any bugs.

Today has been the day of highest downloads: 110GB and still counting..... Total downloads haf been over 580GB till this day! Over 46000 downloads haf been recorded!! I never imagined this project would scale such heights. I thank everyone for their support. Plz keep the suggestions/complaints/bugs/feedback flowing. It'll help in the betterment of this project :)
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Postby infra_red_dude on Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:15 am

Mac4Lin reaches a new milestone!

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Mac4Lin Downloads: 1 TeraByte (TB) and counting......

I wanna thank everyone for their support :)
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Postby khai on Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:30 am

i have problems with sidebar (http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6681). any solution for that?
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Postby infra_red_dude on Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:25 am

Kindly check that thread. I've replied in there.
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Re: Mac4Lin - Mac transformation pack for GNOME

Postby infra_red_dude on Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:47 am

Guys, Mac4Lin has been approved to be a contender for FOSS India awards. Here is the list of projects approved:
http://www.openitis.com/openitis/project.php

Mac4Lin is at listed at no. 27

Kindly post your comments in the link given below. It'll help Mac4Lin.
http://www.openitis.com/openitis/project_view.php?id=89

(Jus follow the link which reads: Click here to discuss or voice your opinion)
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Re: Mac4Lin - Mac transformation pack for GNOME

Postby zap_brannigan on Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:44 pm

I have a problem with the controls becoming boxy, like they're unskinned, when applying the gtk theme. Any ideas?

Running Daryna with GNOME 2.20
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Re: Mac4Lin - Mac transformation pack for GNOME

Postby infra_red_dude on Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:07 am

Can you plz post a screenshot?
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