Today at GUADEC we had the “Vendor Themes” BoF: https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC/2019/Hackingdays/VendorThemes
It was attended by several folks in the GNOME community, including those representing Purism, System76 Pop!_OS, Ubuntu Yaru, elementary, core app developers, and third-party app developers.
Notes from the BoF: https://etherpad.gnome.org/p/VendorThemes2019/timeslider#1619
After the BoF, we decided to continue the discussion and find actionable items to move things forward to improve Adwaita itself, the situation for app developers, and the experience for downstream vendors that wish to ship a distinct visual style. We decided that continuing here on Discourse is a good plan to keep the discussion persistent and centralized.
We’ll update here after the impromptu extended session with notes and action items.
One of the first items we discussed at this extended session was to use the term “Styles” versus themes, mostly to distinguish from the preconceived notions around themes.
Our plan is to use this thread on Discourse to keep the conversation and action items moving along.