[ubuntu-art] Styles/looks discussion

Michiel Sikma michiel at thingmajig.org
Tue Aug 22 07:37:07 BST 2006

On Aug 19, 2006, at 2:22 PM, PingunZ wrote:

> My preferences are " Rounded " and " Matte and Gloss "
> What I like about Rounded :
> - A face browser for the GDM. This is really popular on sites like  
> gnome-look. I'd really like to see it included in Ubuntu.

We can probably have a face browser in the other themes as well, if  
you suggest that we should. I don't really see why not.

> - The idea of the a usplash with a rounded loading bar. It could be  
> modified a little, I personally like the scrolling text.

I wonder about usplash myself. What's really going to be possible  
with this new usplash type? Will we make an old type for backup  
purposes too, in case someone's computer cannot use the new type? Can  
we make really innovative things like more graphical load bars that  
have fancy things like reflection, that would take a bit more time to  
implement than just simply a masked image?

Frank was working on that, though, wasn't he?

> What could be better in Rounded :
> - The splash screen ( the one after GDM ), I'd remove it.
> Just a little animation on the GDM till the desktop is loaded ?
> I also like the vista-approach, fade out when the desktop is loaded.
> If the splash screen isn't removed I'd certainly go for an animated  
> one, like xubuntu.

I hope you can do this. I think Ubuntu just has too many loading  
screens. :)

Michiel Sikma
michiel at thingmajig.org

PS: please CC your mails to the Ubuntu artwork mailing list. Seems  
that I didn't even notice that two mails, from you and Who, didn't  
reach the list.

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