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rperini's picture

This theme started to be in the top 10 downloaded Eclipse plugins in no time. This points out how users consider important a good designed theme for Eclipse.
Some things I would like to see (take them as feature requests):

1) Syntax highlighter: quite unstable now, sometimes it visualizes strange characters or odd color schemes that seem to be completely random (speaking about Java here, I haven't tried much for other languages).

2) More color schemes for code syntax: those from eclipse color theme are great. And that project seem to be dead. Quite a good opportunity here ;-)

3) I love the icon style: I don't know how legal would be to rebrand some icons, but I would like to see some better icons using this style for the project explorer and maven imported projects, various mime-types, new project creation and, if possible, the most popular plugins for Eclipse: JBoss Tools, Spring STS, eGit, MercurialEclipse, etc. Expecially the Docker Tools, they refuse to use a whale for the perspective icon.

4) Stability, stability, stability. A theme has a tremendous important role: if syntax highliting goes crazy, it prevents people from working comfortably.

Thank you.

twebbcke's picture

Awesome Feedback!

1) Syntax highlighter: quite unstable now, sometimes it visualizes strange characters or odd color schemes that seem to be completely random

Mind providing some screenshots or GIFs on what you are seeing? You can tweet them to me at @timrwebb or drop them on our forums. We really aim to strive to make this rock solid. Regarding syntax coloring, that's an odd one as the theme doesn't actually do anything fancy for syntax highlighting other than just provide colors -- curious that it impacts reliability but we'll look at what you share and see what we can sort out!

2) More color schemes for code syntax: those from eclipse color theme are great. And that project seem to be dead. Quite a good opportunity here ;-)

Excellent -- this one is already on the way. We allow you to switch between Editor Color themes in 2017 CI 4 coming out in 1.5 weeks and even import your favorite existing Eclipse Color Theme right into Darkest Dark. No need to install ECT to benefit from efficient color selection, and with the benefit of not smashing thousands of preferences into your workspace.

3) I love the icon style: I don't know how legal would be to rebrand some icons, but I would like to see some better icons using this ......

We continue to strive to brand more icons and would love to have more contributions from users like you! Have you tried to install the Icon Designer to contribute some of your own suggestions? Let us know how it goes over on our Darkest Dark forums if you don't mind!

4) Stability, stability, stability

Right there with you!

sduva's picture

The Package Explorer is finally useful again! HDPI screen and this is a must.

dacarver's picture

Combine this with the preference settings that emulate the Intellij Darcula editor settings, and the combination is bliss.

http://www.eclipsecolorthemes.org/?view=theme&id=12886

rperini's picture

Should I repeat this theme is great?

awatsoneas's picture

We would love that. Can't get tired of reading that. :)

emerino's picture

Finally! This is THE Darkest theme I was craving for Eclipse!! At last, I have a quite smooth foreground and background coloring - along with so cool icons - to create, run and debug my Java applications =D My #CoderLife is not every in breath I take but in the great experiences that take my breath away - just as this awesome darkest theme is doing at this very moment!! You should really try it out! Most likely you will also enjoy this amazing pleasure to the eye and bring a beautiful zen-workspace to your projects ^_^