[ubuntu-art] New Wave

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com
Wed May 14 09:00:56 BST 2008

2008/5/13 Anton Kerezov <ankere at gmail.com>:

> В 20:42 +0200 на 13.05.2008 (вт), François Degrave написа:
> > Hi everybody!
> >
> >
> > I have some remarks about the current theme, and that is easier for me
> > to show it directly on a picture. So here it is:
> > http://img174.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=04028_Capture_122_1178lo.jpg
> >
> > Reactions and answers about that are welcome!
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > François
> Well all is good. But some things I consider are not good. Example is
> the very light  (contrasting) selected menu. Why do we need it so
> bright? The way you use menus is that. You need a function in the menus
> > find the menu you want > click it and look its contents not the part
> you just clicked. That is why I've made them like that grey bg and white
> fg. Besides Firefox cannot render the menus in the way you are showing.
> Next: the dotted line around selected items should (I agree ) totally be
> replaced by smth else like the glow we have in the Aurora theme.
> The taskbar underligh cannot be made right now. It is the job of the
> theme engine to make it.
> The selected item in menus should be gradient (no gloss) and should look
> (or just be) transparent.
> The dotted separator is also handled by the engine.
> Widgets with light bg that should be dark just need better GNOME
> integration. That's the devs work. Same for the desktop switcher.
> What file do you want to edit to get the separator different appearance?
> The .c source code or gtkrc?
If we keep a list of things we would like to change in the theme engine
and/or Gnome stack there is a better chance that people with the right skill
will pick them up. Ie *not* things like "change the whole UI metaphor", but
small things like "change the ugly separator for the system tray" and stuff
like that. The point is that the items should also be manageable by aspiring
hackers to maximize chances of getting resolutions.

I for one would like to address some of these items, but I simply do not
have the time these days. If the list is kept updated, professional, and
clean there is a chance that we just might get resolutions over the course
up to the next LTS.

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