Outcome of community meeting on 18 October
mark at hbd.com
Wed Oct 20 11:05:07 UTC 2004
We had an extensive open discussion on Monday about the artwork for the
final release of 4.10 (The Warty Warthog). I think it's fair to say we
had representatives from across the community present and participating,
as well as many of the core developers. A full transcript of the meeting
is at http://people.ubuntu.com/~thom/ubuntu-artwork-meeting.log
Based on the meeting I've asked for the following to be done in time for
the final release of Warty:
- the default login screen will contain no imagery
- the "circle of friends" login screen will be available as an option
after installation on new machines
- the gnomesplash will revert to that of the preview release, with the
- the default desktop will remain the "ubuntu" desktop which has the
chocolate colour and ubuntu logo
- the calendar will not be installed by default, this is now a separate
- the calendar requires network access for monthly updated wallpapers
in any event
All of these changes have now been made and should be available to you
when you next update the packages on an installed Ubuntu system.
The art theme of ubuntu is one way in which we would like to distinguish
the distribution, but it's clear that will need to be a derivative work
or separate layer of packages rather than part of the default.
In the pantheon of ideas about which it could be asked "which dumbnut
dreamed this up?" the idea of strong human imagery in Ubuntu would
appear to feature prominently, and the dumbnut in question would be me.
I'll have to shoulder any blame for the original idea and it's
execution, so please direct any such feedback at me rather than other
Ubuntu developers, and thanks to all of you who helped to straighten me out.
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