About a most awesome colorscheme.
Solarized is a project that aims to create a balanced colorscheme based
on the L*A*B colorspace (don't ask me, I know little about that stuff).
What's important to me is this:
- It looks good both in dark and black settings
- There are templates for a lot of applications, most notably
.Xresources, vim, gvim and mutt
- It is explicitly defined to have great contrast
So now I'm using it and it rocks so far :D
One note though:
Installing it with .Xresources
DON'T try to put those definitions into your .Xdefaults. You'll get a pink console (dunno why).
Do the following instead:
- Copy the contents of your .Xdefaults into your .Xresources
- Remove your .XDefaults
- Remove all color definitions from your .Xresources
- Remove all color settings from your .Xresources
- Paste the solarized definitions into your .Xresources
xrdb ~/.Xresources to make X aware of the settings
- If you don't have a desktop manager that does it for you, add
xrdb merge ~/.Xresources to your .xinitrc