[ubuntu-art] Confirmation that Canonical is making a new default theme

Matthew Nuzum newz at bearfruit.org
Fri Sep 26 14:51:29 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 9:41 PM, AA Boy <smartboyathome at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, there seems to be some discussion over at the forums about there not
> being a default theme, and the references used are the Kyudo Guidelines
> Mindset page and that the art deadline that just passed today. So, Canonical
> is making a theme and releasing it with the Beta?

Since this is the first release post-LTS the plan according to our
discussion early in the release cycle was to do something
revolutionary that would probably require more than one release cycle
to accomplish. During the alpha stages there has been a dramatically
different theme for the default in order to flush out bugs related to
dark themes.

I am not privy to the final decision by Mark (if a final decision has
been made for Intrepid) but according to the plan from months ago,
around now the default would revert to the same for hardy until Jaunty
devel starts up again - actually, probably post UDS.

Don't be surprised if the theme for Intrepid looks a lot like hardy,
big changes are hard to accomplish in the few months alloted for one
release. However, rest assured that we have had a *very* active and
productive development cycle here on the art-team and there are
several great themes in progress.

Matthew Nuzum
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