[ubuntu-art] what colour-palette to use for karmic

John Baer baerjj at gmail.com
Sun May 3 16:46:31 BST 2009

On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 12:00 +0100, Thorsten Wilms wrote:

> On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 10:32 +0100, Odysseus Flappington wrote:
> > According to one of the blogs on the planet
> >
> (http://www.lamalex.net/2009/05/chasing-the-white-whale-the-year-of-the-linux-desktop-and-new-ubuntu-theme/),
> > Mark Shuttleworth has now hinted that there's a good chance it won't
> > change at all in the next release:
> > 
> > it has taken a long, long time to pull together a design team
> > i had hoped to have that team in place six months ago, but it?s
> still forming
> > i think we will make good progress in the next cycle
> > you can already see a few things that have borne fruit from that
> team
> > notifications, time zone selector in installer, etc
> > but it?s fragmentary
> > i?m pretty darn confident we?ll have a new look for 10.04
> > but i think only pieces of that will emerge for 9.10
> I just recently brought up the same snippet, only I took it directly
> from the Open Week IRC log. It's generally a good idea to read the
> list
> you want to post to ;)
> > For anyone wondering what colour-palette to use, I think it's
> probably
> > a good idea to stick with the current orange/brown, and deal with
> any
> > changes that might arrive once an official announcement is made on
> > what the new one will actually be if there will be a new one at all.
> I strongly disagree. If one thinks orange/brown is just fine, use it.
> If
> you want to explore other options, go for it.
> We don't get to work on default artwork, so why should we feel bound
> to
> a predefined palette? Especially since Mark stated that "Brown has
> served us well" but other options will be considered for Karmic Koala:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2009-February/000536.html


> Experience tells us that it is not a good idea to wait for Canonical.


I would add if this team isn't leading Canonical then we may not be
adding value.

Alex & others ... If you have an idea on how to improve Ubuntu put it on
the wiki as a submission and let's discuss here.


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