[ubuntu-art] Ubuntu Artwork Cleanup

Vikram Dhillon dhillonv10 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 00:11:58 GMT 2009

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I'll help out with cleaning up, is it possible to post up some generic
instructions on a wiki page, on how to divide this into sub-tasks so we
can ease some burden for you :D

Vikram Dhillon

On 12/26/2009 06:54 PM, Andrew SB wrote:
> Hi all,
> As Lucid is a Long Term Support release, I feel that this is a good
> time to clean up some of the artwork releated packages in the archive.
> A number of packages haven't been updated at all since Hardy,
> esentially un-maintained. Some look and feel quite out-dated, and if
> we are going to carry them for the life of the LTS, they're only going
> to feel more so going forward.
> A list of packages maintained by Ubuntu Artwork Team can be found here:
> https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-art/+related-projects
> Bazzar branches for team maintained packages can be found here:
> https://code.edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-art-pkg
> == GDM Themes ==
> As a first step, I plan on removing old GDM themes from Lucid. Unless
> there are any serious objections, I will be filing removal requests
> for: ubuntu-gdm-themes, feisty-gdm-themes, edgy-gdm-themes, and
> gdm-themes. I will also upload versions of blubuntu-look, peace-look,
> and tropic-look removing their GDM themes. We'll probably also remove
> arc-colors from Lucid as well, moving the wallpapers to the
> shiki-colors package.
> == Theme Packages ==
> blubuntu-look
> peace-look
> tropic-look
> industrialtango-theme
> outdoors-theme
> silicon-theme
> resilience-theme
> gray-theme
> As I mentioned above, most of these packages haven't been updated in a
> few releases. In fact, it seems as if blubuntu-look isn't even
> currently installable. I'd like to drive some discussion on these
> themes. Which themes could just use a bit of an up-date? Which themes
> should just we remove?
> One thought I had was perhaps we should just new find themes that have
> the same feel but an updated look, providing an upgrade path. It might
> be simpler than actually updating the old themes. Any contenders?
> Any other ideas? Comments?
> Thanks,
> - Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
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