How to Install Updated Light Themes For Maverick 10.10 in Ubuntu 10.04 'Lucid Lynx'

Ubuntu Light themes were introduced as part of the larger Ubuntu branding overhaul that took place just before the release of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Now for the first time, major changes are happening to Ubuntu Light themes prior to the next major release, Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' ie.

What's new in the updated Ubuntu Light themes?
Actually a lot of things. The new updated Ubuntu Light themes brings in a lot of polish. Unlike the original Ubuntu Light themes, which was a radical change from what we all used to see, the latest update deals more with the details of the original Light themes. 

As you can see, the appearance of progress bars, scrubbers, checkboxes and radio buttons has been vastly improved and have received an added level of detail and clarity.

A more refined look for window buttons. But before installing these themes, please keep in mind that, themes are not final yet. They are largely a work in progress.

How to Install Ubuntu Light Themes For Maverick 10.10 in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04?
  • You need the latest Murrine engine to install updated Ubuntu Light themes. Do the following in Terminal. 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:murrine-daily/ppa && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install light-themes gtk2-engines-murrine
  • Done. If somehow this doesn't works, you can manually download the latest murrine engine and light themes from here