jmak jozmak at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 18:48:32 UTC 2006

On 7/12/06, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> size?

I would say that the spiced up logo would not effect the file size at all.

> > 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. :-)

I am very aware of this. And this can be done by striking a healthy
balance between the richer components (like the logo)  and the other
elements like the backgrounds. Here is an example, in our previous
greeter the background is 127kb, and the logo 20kb; in the new
greeter, i attached here a few days ago, the size of the background is
only 90kb (and in my veiw more attractive than the old one) and the 3d
logo 40kb, so the entire greeter graphic 17kb lighter than the
previous one. This shows  that it is possible to make things "both
fast/small *and* good looking".

J. Mak

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