little list of proposal for maverick from kubuntu italian users

Giuseppe Pennisi giupenni78 at
Sun Jun 27 11:38:19 BST 2010

In data domenica 27 giugno 2010 08:21:15, Harald Sitter ha scritto:
> Am Samstag, 26. Juni 2010, 17:56:13 schrieb Mackenzie Morgan:
> > On Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:13:06 am maggsimo at wrote:
> > > 2) artwork: We are asking for artwork in Kubuntu like other distro
> > > have. A not invasive artwork, in according with the default style of
> > > KDE, but at
> > > 
> > Don't know about the rest, but I can tell you all of these have been
> > rejected many times.  Being true to upstream is a Kubuntu goal.  Though
> > the kdm in Lucid is actually Kubuntu-specific.  Upstream didn't have one
> > at all, and Roman (I think?) made it.  It's been sent upstream (of
> > course), and should be in KDE SC 4.5.
> Right, the thing is that KDM just disturbed our's and upstream's login
> experience a bit (it looked horrible), so that is the reason for that.
> We also have discussed this numerous times and always reached the same
> conclusion. Let me just highlight some of the key points behind *not*
> having custom branding:
>  * KDE does the work, so KDE deserves most of the credit, and we are not
> considering Menu -> Help -> About enough of this, in fact that the KDE
> brand is dominant within Kubuntu is simply because KDE's software is the
> dominant visible work product.
>  * By incompletely swapping the brand it will probably create rising
> confusion about what Kubuntu is and what this KDE is, that is mentioned
> here and there. * We do generally like upstream's artwork, in fact I would
> go as far as saying that we love it, and since our color profile overlaps
> a lot with KDE's (for obvious reasons ;)), there is not that could be done
> regarding customizing existing artwork.
> Despite those things it is not anyway as simple as "adding our logo",
> because simply doing that will lead to artwork that looks completely off.
> One ought to carefully integrate our logo into the general artwork's
> colors and forms. We have seen how difficult this is with creating a
> custom launcher icon (available for those that desire a Kubutu-branded
> starter icon in the panel).
> I do not claim this to be a complete list of all the reasons discussed in
> the past, but it sure is one of the more important ones.
Hi, I'm one of the Kubuntu User that have writing the email with Simone.
I'm sorry for my poor english, I hope you can understand my opinion.
About artwork I understand your reasons and I'm happy to use the default KDE 
artwork, Nuno and Co. do a great work.
But the only thing meaningless (IMHO) is the incoherence between the  
Playmouth theme and KDM\KDE theme.
I think that see two different themes (Playmout -> KDM) during the boot 
procedure is bad and gives an idea of approximation and unprofessional.
If Kubuntu (and I agree) wants have the same KDE artwork, can be a good idea 
to use the same theme (or color scheme) of KDM/KDE also for Playmouth.
I think with this little trick we can make a look very rock and coherent.


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