[ubuntu-art] Re: Default themes

Mark Shuttleworth mark at canonical.com
Mon Apr 24 18:29:29 BST 2006

Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> That's not quite what we were planning. The high contrast themes were
> moved into the desktop seed because they can then be run easily from
> the Live CD with the F5 options. Also keep in mind that for a person
> with weak vision it can be very difficult to find the right package
> and install it. Esp. if they are also new to Linux.
> That said, I don't think we need all those themes in the default
> install since the functionality somewhat overlaps. My suggestion would
> be to leave 'High Contrast Large Print' in the default, and move the
> other four to a separate package.
I'm happy with that. One "very accessible" theme in by default, the
others come in when you add the accessiblity metapackage.
>>  - Mist, Smokey, Ocean Dream, Simple, and Traditional... none of them
>> are great
> I also agree that these are quite dull. Much more interesting themes
> can be found on art.gnome and gnome-look.

OK, so in addition to the internal development, can we ask the art team
to vote for the top TWO only existing themes that should be in there
with Human?

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