Although we are about to leave vertex-themes behind as Manjaro's official theme, we are still trying to do our best with fixing issues and keeping it alive.
With flat themes being all the hype these days and vertex abandoned by its original developer quite a while ago it's somewhat of a nostalgic task... and, if you know anything about gtk3-theming, a quite overwhelming one, aswell
Anyway, thanks to @Photon's repeated initiative and help, I was finally able to fix the text color issues of panel applets with the transition to gtk3 and also I managed to restore our familiar two-colored Manjaro look, @manyroads's original design, of the whiskermenu in the regular and now also the dark maia variants.
here you go: dark - regular - light:
The final packaged versions
vertex-maia-themes 20180424-4 and
are now waiting on the testing branch and will be available on stable with the upcoming update.