[ubuntu-art] freshened metacity theme

Martin-Éric Racine q-funk at iki.fi
Fri Feb 3 13:25:39 GMT 2006

On 03/02/06, Young Hahn <youngjin.hahn at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wonder, though, is it enough to change the metacity theme to something
> simpler, or would we be better off doing something like a complete 8-bit
> solution--i.e. a whole gtk/icon/gdm/etc. set that uses a well-thought out
> palette so that all these different visuals are sharing the same colors?

You know, that idea of reviewing the whole set of visuals to ensure
8-bit friendliness (and, if at all feasible, compliance to the
Web-friendly 216-color palette) makes a lot of sense. It would really
go a long way towards making the default theme that much more usable
on a greater variety of hardware.

Perhaps one approach could be to work with the Tango project to design
icons that are guaranteed to work within the default Web-friendly
palette, all while Ubuntu takes care of producing a unified
gtk/gdm/gnome theme that fits the same palette?

Martin-Éric Racine

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