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

Who mailforwho at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 17 12:44:36 BST 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Anton Kerezov <ankere at gmail.com> wrote:
> В 11:28 +0100 на 17.09.2008 (ср), Who написа:
>> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> 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
> Good points but I will add Lock-Dialog theme like this one (I'm not
> trying to promote myself ;) ):
> http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/New+Wave+Lock-Dialog
> +Theme?content=87773

Sweet! I didn't know that was possible!


>> 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
> That is good too. I'm just wondering who can write such a tool that
> manages your whole Desktop? What will be the format of the package and
> so on ...


I know that exiting themes have (had?) the capacity to suggest
1. Desktop BG
2. Font

So I think we should use the same format as that system used. I'll do
some digging when I get a bit of free time today.

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