[ubuntu-art] What do we want to do for Jaunty?

Giuseppe Pennisi giupenni78 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 11:42:17 BST 2008

2008/9/17 Who <mailforwho at googlemail.com>:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Now that we've decided that we aren't out to change the default art,
>> what do we want to do for the next cycle? :)
>> I had the idea to create a package where we couple through a couple of
>> walls, themes and GDM called "community-artwork. Sound fine for all?
>> How many theme items do we put in it to start? 2 walls, 2 themes, 2
>> GDMs? I'm looking for numbers to shoot for but obviously things can change.
> I agree, three themes, but there's no reason to stop at 3 if we get
> four great ones made.
> Also, I'd like to think about a way of being able to switch between
> them easily - that will change GDM, BG, Usplash, and some other App
> splashes, if we get that far. A good theme has so many components it
> is crazy to expect the user to 'turn them all on' but we shouldn't
> expect them to have to reinstall a theme to change the theme, unless
> we write a little UI that does that for them.
> I propose a theme consitst of:
> Usplash theme
> GDM theme
> Desktop BG
> Icon theme (NOT expecting these to be designed form scratch, just use
> a good HQ one that fits best if you want... edit key icons, perhaps)
> GTK Theme
> Opional but good:
> Matching theme for QT apps.
> Some nod to Wine integration by using linux colours or a WinXP theme
> that is close to yours
> Firefox Theme IF FF doesn't inherit your theme well (userstyles.css,
> if I remember correctly)
> Evolution theme (if evolution doesn't pick up the GTK icons
> yet...didn't used to)
> Splash screens for Gimp, OpenOffice, other major apps with splashes.
> Perhaps:
> Sounds
> More than one BG
I agree with you. However I think that 3 themes are a good solution.


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