Eero Tamminen oak at helsinkinet.fi
Wed Jul 12 18:03:01 UTC 2006


On Wednesday 12 July 2006 20:29, jmak wrote:
> I completely, disagree with the approach that we should keep xubuntu
> as a second or third rate, boring operating system. Look at the
> visuals of the major distros (fedora, suse, xandros and so on). Why do
> you want to make xubuntu look like a leftover from 70ths and 80ths.
> I, personally, took Mr Shoutleworth's idea seriously. Here is a
> reminder "My only requirement is that they (the distros) ALL be
> consistently world class (looking DAMN good)"

More detailed graphics usually have larger file sizes and therefore load
slower.  Xubuntu is about performance I think, it's supposed to be slick to
use and not bloated.   Are these new graphics significantly larger in file

> But if the goal is to create an edgy look that in terms of visuals not
> even measure up to windows 98, then I have to ask myself that what I
> am doing here.
> Anyhow, if the majority on this mailing list think that what I am
> doing is completely off track, please let me know because then I don't
> waist my time and energy neither in this nor on the splash animation.

IMHO it's good to have time to devoted to this and it's important,
but I think Xubuntu goals are slightly different from K/Ubuntu.

Things need to be both fast/small *and* good looking.  I.e. the work
is more demanding than for K/Ubuntu. :-)

	- Eero

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