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Eek, the Arc GTK Theme Needs a New Maintainer — Fast

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If you’re a fan of the Arc GTK theme — and there’s a good chance you are as its incredibly popular — you may be concerned to hear that the skin is no-longer in active development.

Indeed, the reader who got in touch with me to point out the theme’s recent code ‘archiving’ tells me there are a couple of major issues affecting the Arc GTK theme when used with the recently released GNOME 3.36, particularly with regards to the message tray/calendar.

But with no active maintainer to work on smoothing out these (and other kinks) could the popularity of this much-loved theme be at risk?

Possible, but it’s not on its own of course.

As we recently reported, the popular Adapta theme is currently shorn of ongoing development. And that’s despite the theme being forked by Google for use in Chrome OS (where it’s used by Linux apps that run in the system’s Linux container tech).

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