xubuntu "Institutional colour"

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Thu Aug 2 20:17:45 UTC 2007

Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 03:46:05PM -0400: 
> On 8/2/07, Freddy Martinez <freddymartinez9 at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Correct me if I'm wrong,
> > okay I will :)
> > > but doesn't Kubuntu now use a rather purple color scheme by default?
> > It did for Edgy and Fiesty.  Now its a lot more blue.
> >
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon/Tribe3/Kubuntu
> Ah. It looks like they use a purple theme with a blue wallpaper and KDM,
> etc.
> Anyway, using green as Xubuntu's color scheme isn't a bad idea, as long as
> those nasty pea soup greens are avoided. It could also facilitate a switch
> from abstract wallpapers to some nature/landscape wallpapers, if anyone
> likes that idea.

Sorry to butt in, but this kind of discussion and random changes isn't, in
my opinion, very constructive. I must admit I don't love the current
xubuntu's color scheme, and that it is hard to work with: blues are
generally sensitive to various artifacts of digital graphics, and the need
to keep it distinctive from the other "blue distros" seriously restricts
the palette you can use. Also, you have a very limited choice of the
second color -- usually just grays. I know because I tried to make some
themes for xfce matching its colors and more or less failed.

Then again, changing it to random things just because someone thought it
would be better doesn't sound convincing -- remember that once it's
changed, it won't probably change anymore later, because changing it too
often would be a stretch.

That's why I think that at least a half-finished project of new looks,
including the palette, icons, splash, login screen and backdrop, and
probably also gtk and xfce4 themes, would help to decide on a chenge much
better. Later, this would have to also include website, cd cover and
possibly styling of documentation and eventual promotional materials.

Of course I'm talking about a *sketch*, concept art, maybe some guidelines
and characteristic elements -- full project is probably too much effort to
make it and then trash if it's not accepted.

Radomir `The Sheep' Dopieralski 
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