jmak jozmak at
Mon Aug 4 15:01:45 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 5:33 AM, Dave Morley <davmor2 at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-04 at 10:57 +0300, Jari Rahkonen wrote:
>> jmak kirjoitti:
>> >> If we pick Unity as our default theme the panel color should be:
>> > bg[NORMAL] = "#d6d6d6"
>> > -Add this line to the panel code just above the 'xthickness = 0' line.
>> >
>> > jmak
>> >
>> Hardcoding the color will be a pain for everyone who switches to another
>> theme. The panel specific theming should be added to the Unity gtkrc
>> instead. Of course, that might have been what you meant.
>> - Jari
> Things like this make XFCE feel like a modern OS
> I understand that by making Xubuntu feel like Ubuntu that it won't feel
> so foreign to people, but how many user actually mod there desktop?
> I think it is about time that Xubuntu grew up.... I think that following
> the Ubuntu ethos is good but sticking to it like glue make the Xubuntu
> desktop feel dated.
> KDE4 looks fantastic and it looks completely different from either
> Ubuntu or Kubuntu previously.  However you still know that Kubuntu is a
> related project.  Why can Xubuntu not do something similar?
> --

I agree with you. I am also running dreamlinux, in fact that is the
only distro that I didn't feel the need to change its defaults
This just shows what I said before; how important the look is. And how
important to understand the target audience preferences.
By the way, AWN developers are working on a standalone launcher that
works without compiz. Maybe, we can already start thinking about
replacing xubuntu's bottom panel in the upcoming releases with AWN
launcher. I already mentioned many releases ago that xubuntu needs a
personality, a character rather than slavishly copying gnome layout.
This is all the more important, because with the fantastic release of
kde 4, there is a chance that gnome will fade into the twilight zone.
Even Mark Suttleworth indicated, it is possible that in the future kde
will be the main ubuntu desktop rather than gnome.


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