New gdm configuration for testing
Jelle de Jong
jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Sun Mar 30 21:36:56 UTC 2008
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Jelle de Jong
> <jelledejong at powercraft.nl> wrote:
>> jmak wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > Following Jari's idea we have a different concept of the gdm. I split
>> > the original artwork into two graphics, a logo and a login box. Please
>> > test this version to see that this solves the login input scaling
>> > problem.
>> > Download the graphics and the modified Xubuntu.xml files from here.
>> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Artwork/Hardy
>> > Now, you need three graphics, a background, which is the same as the
>> > wallpaper, the logo.png and the box.png. Backup your previous
>> > Xubuntu.xml file and drop all the above files into the
>> > /usr/share/gdm/themes/xubuntu directory to see the result.
>> > jmak
>> I have been walking around with this questions for a long time now.
>> But why don't we use upstream artwork and use the slim login manager?
>> I believe this is not against the new xubuntu mission/vision is it?
>> fluxbuntu is using it, why don't we work together with there artwork?
>> Every xubuntu release there is a lot of time and discussion about the
>> Kind regards,
> If I am not mistaken, we want each xubuntu release to be a unique
> visual experience rather than just a generic piece of look and feel.
We can use different upstream artwork every release. As long as the
packaging process is done good and makes backward compatibility possible.
We could spent more efforts on creating better artwork in the form of
consistent tango style icons for all applications, combined with valid
.desktop files and svg and png based artwork. Also some HIG improvements
in the naming of applications will be a good proses.
Or is this not a thing we want to focus on?
PS jmak please do not top post or do you have something against bottom
posting please share your arguments. I really appreciate bottom posting
it allows me to follow the communication of everybody in a organised matter.
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