theme: Replace gnome-shell-sass submodule with subtree

Desktop / GNOME / GNOME Shell - Florian Müllner [] - 9 February 2018 21:45 EST

As the style has grown bigger and more complex, generating the different
variants from a common source has been a good decision. However given how intertwined the theme is with gnome-shell itself, relying on a submodule has proven to be quite painful. And as things stand right now, it is going to get worse:

- using either pre-generated CSS or generating it at build time is odd, and violates meson's strict separation between source- and build directories; we are therefore considering dropping the CSS and depending on sassc to always generate it at build time

- with the migration to gitlab, our workflow shifts decisively towards branches; however there is no support in either git or gitlab for handling two brances of separate repositories consecutively, which gets particularly awkward for branches in a private namespace

With those pain points in mind, we will adjust our setup as follows:

- remove the submodule from gnome-shell and instead import the sass as subtree

- after that, the sass sources can be changed like any other files in the repository, and regular contributors can forget that there was ever anything special about them

- whenever we want to update the classic style, we can push the subtree changes and bump gnome-shell-extension's sass submodule

In other words: Updating the classic styling will become slightly more painful, but not much and only for me; in return, everyone else can stop fiddling with submodules (and buy me a beer).

3fe45e29e theme: Replace gnome-shell-sass submodule with subtree
.gitmodules | 3 -
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass | 1 -
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/COPYING | 339 ++++
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/HACKING | 6 +
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/NEWS | 0
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/README | 7 +
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/_colors.scss | 44 +
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/_common.scss | 1996 ++++++++++++++++++++
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/_drawing.scss | 221 +++
.../gnome-shell-sass/_high-contrast-colors.scss | 41 +
data/theme/gnome-shell-sass/gnome-shell-sass.doap | 37 +
11 files changed, 2691 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)


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