[ubuntu-art] New Theme every LTS release
danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 4 14:19:38 BST 2008
On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 8:33 AM, Kenneth Wimer <kwwii at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 04 September 2008 14:15:50 Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:59 AM, Kenneth Wimer <kwwii at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > > On Thursday 04 September 2008 13:46:13 Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> > > > I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but i've been trying
> > > > think of ways to get new, better themes into Ubuntu. What i mean is,
> > >
> > > every
> > >
> > > > release, we see beautiful mockups, but nothing ever comes of it. I
> > > > think something needs to change so that these mockups have a chance
> > > > getting worked on. If not this, i think something should be done
> > > > differently to address this problem-- it doesn't matter what. My idea
> > > > is simply that
> > >
> > > after
> > >
> > > > every LTS release, a mockup is voted on to work on for the next LTS
> > > > release, giving plenty of time to work on it. Is this reasonable?
> > > > this work?
> > >
> > > Shortly before 8.04 (Hardy Heron) it was decided that the LTS release
> > > the
> > > final release in an artwork cycle, exactly as you suggest.
> > Hm, are these themes chosen for inclusion in intrepid? Because i was
> > thinking the problem may have been that the themes didn't have enough
> > to get worked on. This is why i thought choosing the theme for the next
> > at the current LTS might be a better idea.
> Yes, these themes will be included in Intrepid. An LTS release has to be
> stable and is, as the name implies, supported over a long term and therefor
> is the wrong place to include new, untested themes.
Exactly the reason i thought choosing themes to work on for the next LTS at
the LTS before would be a good idea. This way they can be worked on for a
long time and with focus on the few themes that are chosen. Am i
misunderstanding you? Is this already what is done?
> > For 8.10 (Intrepid
> > > Ibex) we have been reviewing new themes (the dark theme, and so far 3
> > > community themes). We have picked these themes for inclusion due to
> > > quality and popularity. Although we will not vote on the matter the
> > > interests
> > > of users are definitely taken into account. I've set up a PPA with the
> > > themes
> > > in question
> > > (https://launchpad.net/~kwwii/+archive<https://launchpad.net/%7Ekwwii/+archive>
> > >chive>) so that everyone can test
> > > them without having to compile anything themselves. Our next step is to
> > > include these in the next Intrepid Ibex alpha so keep any eye out for
> > > them there if you aren't interested or don't have the time to check
> > > out via the PPA I mentioned.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Kenneth Wimer
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