[ubuntu-art] Kubuntu art

Kenneth Wimer kwwii at bootsplash.org
Wed Jan 17 13:29:43 GMT 2007

Hi Emir,

On Wednesday 17 January 2007 13:42, Emir Beganović wrote:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-feisty-artwork-login
> Every release of Kubuntu offers a fresh visual look and feel of some key
> elements. These elements highlight the feeling of the new edition and
> sometimes relate to some of the elements present in the release. To
> remain within this trend, the login screen (KDM) and desktop start-up
> splash screen (ksplash) should be updated. In addition, we should add a
> feature allowing users to select their username with a graphical
> representation (icon and text) per mouse click (limited to setups of a
> predetermined number of users).
> Kubuntu 6.10 has some sort of splash based on Moodin
> (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=25705) engine, so it
> would be great to make some redesigned splash for KDE in Kubuntu Feisty.
> I've made few splash screens and published them on kde-look.org, so I
> would like to participate in this project. As I thought, icons and
> positions should be a bit regrouped, and there should be new wallpaper
> but the whole splash should fit in center of screen (so not fullscreen
> splash). What do you think? What should be new things when it's about
> splash? A bit more simple, if it's doable, maybe?
> Emir Beganovic

Indeed, we should/will change the splash screen artwork for Feisty. As for the 
decision to use a full-screen or window-based splash, I think it is important 
to have usability in mind as well. AFAIK, we have used a full-screen splash 
for Kubuntu because it hides the slow progession of the desktop being put 
together piece by piece (ie. you get to the desktop when the desktop is 
ready, not while things are still popping up). Of course, this does not mean 
that we cannot consider using a window-based splash screen. I just wanted to 
explain the reason (other than my artistic preference) for using a 
full-screen splash.

So, I suggest that we look into this more and see what everyone thinks.

You mentioned that you published a few splash screens on kde-look.org. I tried 
to find them to no avail :-( Could you post a link to your work?

Thanks for bringing this up, hope to hear from you soon!


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