@luxamman, I’m cherry-picking some stuff to comment on, I’l address everything when I have more time.
I still have no visible change on the top-panel and so on (why is that still?), but for now, I have some thoughts:
Aaron’s PR wasn’t merged yet because it had an issue causing the ubuntu button to not show. Aaron has fixed this now, and the new package is available from the repo.
sudo apt update; sudo apt upgrade. You might need a restart to show the changes. Let me know if you don’t see any changes.
Note that the Ubuntu dock will look f*cked up, there is a workaround for that, I’ll write everything down in a nice little step-by-step tutorial one of the next few days.
why did you delete the icons PPA post?
Sam worries that he will get flooded with issues “outside of the focus of development” when the ppa gets made public. He prefers to wait until the icon theme is in a better state (at the moment some icons are literally a white squircle etc…). His response is written here: https://github.com/snwh/suru-icon-theme/issues/20
The ppa itself and the icon theme package will still be available, I just put a big warning on the description on launchpad and I won’t yet make it public beyond this team.
Also: Feel free to disregard my comments on the design, but look at that amazing half-squicle the Ubuntu logo is in, in the terminal screenshot. I really like it.
For some reason, sharp edges really don’t fit well with the suru design language. It’s the same with the message tray, the square corners are too sharp for Suru in my opinion.
Semi-related: it might be best to collect all the design posts/concepts of Suru into one place, to make it easy for people to “grasp” the design language and its roots (origami and the ubuntu font iirc).
I’ll do some research about the terminal colors, I’ll get back to you later. Ping me if it takes too long