This post is part of the process to Install the Fedora 10 Theme in Ubuntu.
Fedora 10 has a nice and clean theme that you might prefer over those available with a default install of Ubuntu. I'm going to show how to install Fedora's Nodoka theme engine. This howto is based on the one I found on the Ubuntu Unleashed website about installing the Nodoka theme for Ubuntu. I've modified the process to install the latest versions of the software available. As usual, this Ubuntu howto will require a bit of work from the command line.
Since I haven't found Ubuntu packages for Nodoka, we'll have to compile from the source code. First off, we need to install the build-essential and libgtk2.0-dev packages.
Now that you have the dependencies installed you're ready to download the source packages and start compiling. To start off, it's best to create a directory to work in.
Download the GTK Nodoka Engine package form the Fedora server and extract the archive.
tar zxvf gtk-nodoka-engine-0.7.2.tar.gz
You're ready to start compiling.
cd gtk-nodoka-engine-0.7.2 ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation make
Now that the compiling is done, you're ready to install. You can use sudo make install, but I prefer to use checkinstall so that I have a package that can be managed with apt.
Now you need the Nodoka Gnome Theme.
tar zxvf nodoka-theme-gnome-0.3.90.tar.gz
Now install the theme.
sudo cp -r Nodoka/ /usr/share/themes/
You should now be able to select the Nodoka theme. Go to the menu and select System->Preferences->Appearance, select Nodoka and click Close.