color theme poll, and decided artwork elements

j Mak joz_mak at
Tue Apr 11 23:10:50 UTC 2006

Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote: last week we agreed to conduct a poll on the default colors to use in artwork.
Currently we have blue (usplash, logo), steel (gdm greeter) and green (desktop background)
in the default install (and the tempoary brown while gdm loads but that will be solved when we decide 
on the final theme).

So unless there are other ideas I propose these 3 colors to participate in the poll. However to not only vote
for an idea only we will need to have the logo, usplash, gmd greeter and a wallpaper implemented 
using these colors. Preferably being exaclty identical except the color shades themselves.

So what is final now for the dapper xubuntu artwork is:
-logo: mouse in ubuntu circle, as it is now, not a variation of it or any other logo 
-usplash: as it is now but the text needs bringing in line with other usplashes, it's too shiny now.

what is not final
-gdm greeter: this has not much discussion, but I am fine with the current one ( logo over login dialog) 
-default wallpaper: now it's the xfce mouse. If we want a mouse we should put the logo.

Anybody caring for this  can make _new_ wiki pages under XubuntuArtwork, one  for each proposed color

when we have a reasonable set of candidates we can start the poll itself. 


Hi Jani,

Regarding the artworks, I would like to draw your attention to the Gimp splash, since it seems to be part of the default applications. The current one is just a snapshot made by developers and used for the development version of the app The official splash uses a template with the gimp logo and the version number. This is what ubuntu and edubuntu use too. I got the template and I created a customized gimp splash for xubuntu that I am already using on my own install. In my view xubuntu should uses this template just for the sake of consistency. 
By the way, whoever wants to create an official gimp splash just send me an email and I send the template.
Other questions. What kind of blues do you intend to use? The ones on the xubuntulooks page are the chosen ones? Or that still can change. 

J. Mak

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