Artwork / packagefreeze exception request

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at
Tue Nov 6 21:56:09 UTC 2007

Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> In the spirit of eye candy and the "Consistent and Easy to Use Login
> Screen and Unlock Screensaver"[1] specification, I've made a human
> gnome-screensaver lock dialog theme.

Is it possible to change this now that Hardy is opened?
Kenneth, any opinions on it?


> Currently, this is what the screensaver unlock dialog looks like:
> And with the new human theme for users with and without faces:
> You can download it here:
> This makes the screensaver unlock use the same images as the gdm login
> albeit scaled down. Doing this increases the overall desktop
> experience and wow factor of Ubuntu slightly by adding consistency. No
> strings are changed that require translation, no package is seriously
> modifed, and nothing risky happens. It is a glade file, a dialog
> specific gtkrc, and 2 images that need to be added to the
> gnome-screensaver package. The glade file is just a modified version
> of the current default.
> I'm asking for a freeze break for this simply because it is a
> non-intrusive change that makes Ubuntu look better. Besides my being
> an idiot and missing the artwork / betafreeze, are there any good
> reasons to _not_ ship this with gutsy? Perhaps it could be included
> after the beta freeze?
> Installation:
> - Extract the contents of gnome-screensaver-human.tar.bz2 into
> /usr/share/gnome-screensaver.
> - Run 'gconftool-2 -s --type=string
> /apps/gnome-screensaver/lock_dialog_theme human'
> Reverting back to the default:
> - Run 'gconftool-2 -s --type=string
> /apps/gnome-screensaver/lock_dialog_theme default'
> [1]

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