Important: Epidermis is no longer actively developed. (Epidermis combines wallpaper, GTK, metacity, icon, splash, usplash, cursor, grub and Xsplash themes in one GUI program for the GNOME desktop.)
Important: Epidermis is no longer actively developed.
Epidermis manages 'packages' called pigments and downloads them from a 'repository'. Pigments can be any type of installable customisation: current pigment types include wallpaper, icon set, GTK theme, metacity theme, gnome splash, usplash, mouse cursors, grub theme, GDM theme and finally 'skin' which links to one pigment of every type. This allows several skins to share components, similar to how programs share dependancies, hence copying the repository functionality.
Do post bug reports, but not questions, thank you. Questions belong on ubuntuforums.org.
Epidermis used to be called Complete Look (complete-look).
The code is in python and the GUI is entirely GTK using pygtk and glade...
To find out how you can contribute to the Epidermis project, go to http://
Official release PPA: https:/
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #790359: Icon themes always seem to be "unsupported"
Reported on 2011-05-30
Bug #647671: invalid syntax at epidermis 0.5.2 start
Reported on 2010-09-25
Bug #622031: Port Epidermis from PyGTK to the new introspection-based bindings
Reported on 2010-08-22
Bug #613440: Dots in pigments' codenames unaccepted
Reported on 2010-08-04
Bug #570854: Cannot import name MY_CACHE_HOME
Reported on 2010-04-27
All blueprints Latest blueprints
Automatically add existing themes to Epidermis
Registered on 2010-03-04
Provide user-friendly website for repo's pigment
Registered on 2009-04-17
Redesign the GUI to focus on handling pigments
Registered on 2009-04-16
Convert current look into pigments
Registered on 2009-03-19
GUI for proxies
Registered on 2008-12-15