FFE: Setting Ubuntu Font As Default

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Sep 30 21:29:16 BST 2010

"Mario Limonciello" <superm1 at ubuntu.com> wrote:

>Hi All:
>On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 14:06, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
>> On Thursday, September 30, 2010 02:14:03 pm Rick Spencer wrote:
>> > Hi all ...
>> >
>> > I want to bring this FFE to attention:
>> > https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/light-themes/+bug/649616
>> >
>> > It is my understanding that using the Ubuntu font by default has been
>> > the plan of record for some weeks or months. None the less, given the
>> > time lines involved, I thought it best to raise wider awareness that we
>> > are preparing this change as it is after even RC Freeze.
>> >
>> > The change will set the Ubuntu font to be the default in the UI, but not
>> > for documents or monospace. Please note that the FFE has not yet been
>> > accepted.
>> >
>> > Cheers, Rick
>> It was also the plan of record to have the font in the archive about a
>> month
>> earlier than we actually got it.
>> Scott K
>> Personally I'm welcome to the change and think the font does look great.
> The timing could really be improved a lot though.
>I do however have a concern that RC images really aren't being treated as
>"Candidates" for gold.  People are planning uploads to main as though they
>can still rely on another image spin for final.
>According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseCandidate
>"and will only be allowed for very high-priority showstopper bugs that might
>justify delaying the release"
>I don't get the impression that a lot of the uploads happening after RC was
>spun would realistically hit that criteria listed above.
There is all of or most of (not sure which) a new version of Gnome in the queue for review,  so most definitely not.

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