yanndinendal at universfantastiques.org
Sat Apr 14 00:20:58 BST 2007
Yeah ! I love your idea ! For example, when installing from the live CD,
after selecting the language, it would ask to select a theme... and the
theme would be instantly applied to the current live ubuntu (it would be the
same window than the gnome theme selector), and then it would be stored so
that when ubuntu is installed, it is already with the theme selected at the
sorry for the bad English...
Le 14/4/07, Brian White <felixruina at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Hi, all.
> This certainly isn't the first time we've seen this discussion cropping up
> on the ubuntu-art mailing list. I remember a year or two ago someone
> suggested that because themes are such a personally subjective matter (and
> for many they are the the first and easiest way to personalize one's
> computer, along with the wallpaper), perhaps we should offer a small
> selection of theme options at install time.
> Now, I know that some might argue that we already do offer multiple themes
> that are easily changed once installation is finished. This is true,
> however, I think it would be an easy, fun and even rewarding option,
> especially for new users to be able to initially customize your own computer
> (it is *your* computer, after all) right from the get-go--the first time
> you boot up your new ubuntu machine, it asks you which theme you would like
> to use, with Human as the default.
> My mother used the Luna theme for Windows XP for the longest time (her
> work computer...I have her on linux at home, of course!), but not because
> she liked it, but because she didn't know how to change it. Linux is about
> choice, and I think this is a nice and simple choice we can offer people
> right from the beginning to demonstrate this ideal. This is probably
> something to bring up more on the development side of things than the
> ubuntu-art group, but I thought I would mention it once again since it
> seemed a relevant option at this point in the discussion.
> In regards to some of the other elements of the discussion, Ubuntu,
> itself, as many of you have suggested, is cross-cultural and rooted in
> different meanings to different people. I agree that there needs to be a
> "stock ubuntu" look, and I think the Human theme works admirably for that
> purpose. But I would be very curious as to what would happen if we asked
> people from all different cultures to come up with their own ubuntu theme.
> I think it would be really neat to see what the world can come up with.
> Naturally, this is not a project I could see being completed in the near
> future, and it would certainly take a certain degree of cultural
> sensitivity. But, I think it would be really empowering, then, once ubuntu
> started up to have a selection of 5 or 6 themes that were perhaps based on
> these culturally-derived themes so that anyone who runs ubuntu can
> immediately feel, "Hey, this OS feels right--it's like it was made for me."
> We offer a selection of languages at install time, why not a selection of
> themes, as they seem to be culturally relevant (or at the least, personally
> subjectively relevant), as well.
> Well, I always halfway appreciate this discussion and halfway dread it
> when it crops up. I guess here's my 2 cents. :) Thanks for everyone's hard
> Most appreciatively,
> ubuntu-art mailing list
> ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com
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