In building a new iso for bspwm edition, I discovered that manjaro-architect uses totally illegible colors in live session if
- you run it in live session and
- you have maia-console installed and
- you run it in terminal emulator instead of tty.
Since maia-console was designed specifically for manjaro-architect, and running installer from live session is a major use case, I found this to be suboptimal. So now, manjaro-architect uses that specialized dialogrc only in console and only if maia-console is installed. This lets us keep the great look @oberon created, without hampering other use cases.
However, this also opened up an opportunity to theme manjaro-architect also for terminal emulators. Preliminary theme I created looks like this:
The exact colors depend on your terminal emulators colors, but the basic theme remains consistent and legible. I cannot reproduce the original look that is used in console, because dialog seems to use only 8 colors, and regular terminal themes do not map colors in a way that would allow me to make most of that (but if someone knows otherwise, I’ll be grateful if you prove me wrong!).
So, what do you think about this theme? How would you improve it? do you have better alternative in mind?