It's time to start finalizing the look and feel of the desktop

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Mon May 8 07:17:43 UTC 2006

On 5/8/06, j Mak <joz_mak at> wrote:
>  Hi all,
>  1). During the weekend Daniele and I discussed theming xubuntu. As a
> result, I came up with the following theme.
>  The blues reflect our color scheme; I choose, as the basic color, a
> neutral grey, slightly warmish. The engine is ubuntulooks.

ok whenever you think it is ready (meaning droped into /usr/share/themes and
it just works) let me know.

2).  I also would like to bring up once again the gimp splash issue; the
> present one is amateurish.  Though, Daniele told

as much as I like the splash screen it is not xubuntus business to patch it.
People may run it in gnome/kde and it should not say xubuntu. Besides this
is to be taken up with gimp package in ubuntu, we cannot touch apps which
are not xfce
in a way that affects other environments or what the users expect.

3). Jani, when will the animation with the new colors be available for
> update? I am asking this because when the artwork

as soon as I find some time to upload it, so hopefully soon I did not want
to upload it in too close to flight7. Is the one you sent a transparent png?
It had a blueish background when I looked at it.

is in place it is better to judge and see how it fits in with the rest and
> that it needs further adjustment.
> By the way, I tweaked the colors of the "usplash" and the "GDM background"
> and updated them in the steel folder, I recommend using these. I just
> lightened up the colors a bit.

Are they final? If so I'll upload them and let Colin know to update the CD
boot image accordingly.

4). And lastly, I would like to draw everyone's attention to a very nice
> firefox theme, which I recommend using as default. Ubuntu too, it seems, is
> going to use his theme but the human version. The themer makes three
> versions: Human, Tangerine and Tango. Download the Tango version and try it
> out to see how it goes with xubuntu.

Ubuntu is using it? Where is it packaged? If not yet, we'll wait till they
package it. And will probably use it as firefox settings are again besides
our scope.

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