Jaunty Artwork

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Fri Mar 6 20:54:56 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi> wrote:

> Jim Campbell wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi
> > <mailto:open at knome.fi>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hello everybody,
> >
> >     just a quick message/request for comments about artwork to Jaunty. We
> >     have been discussing the artwork for Jaunty in #xubuntu-devel
> >     lately, as
> >     many of you know.
> >
> >     You can look at something ready at
> >     http://emonk.fi/open/xubuntu/jaunty-artwork/.
> >
> >
> > <statements of personal impressions and preferences>
> > Pasi, these are beautiful.  Thank you so much for putting them
> > together.  My personal preference is for GDM #2, but it is not a
> > strong preference.  I think any one of them would be great.
> >
> > The wallpaper is super-great, too.  :)  I like how the Xubuntu logo is
> > so big on the page, but so nicely integrated.
> >
> > Have we settled on an icon, gtk, or xfwm theme yet?  In regards to the
> > GTK theme, Murrina Storm Cloud is nice looking, but it seems we have
> > used it for the past 3 or 4 releases.  It would be nice for a change
> > if we can find a suitable replacement.  As for xfwm4 themes, I like
> > Xfce 4.6's default xfwm4 theme.
> >
> > Again, great work!  =)
> >
> > Jim
> > </statements of personal impressions and preferences>
> Hi Jim and everybody,
> here's some comments about GTK+, icon and xfwm themes.
> I've also talked about the GTK+ theme selection. On
> http://emonk.fi/open/xubuntu/jaunty-gtk/ you can see screenshots from
> MurrinaStormCloud and Murrina-Tangoesque. I think *Cloud is nice
> looking, but is a bit too contrasted. The contrast on *Tangoesque is
> fine for me, but might be too uncontrasted for many. Something between
> these would be perfect (that's only my opinion) - either of them is fine
> for me otherwise.
> Both the themes have the problem that the scrollbar is *way* too light
> for the window borders. Maybe we can just adjust this color and the
> color of the window borders to fit the background.
> What comes about changing a theme, we might be a bit late on the release
> cycle. I also don't have any experience on GTK+ themes, so maybe in Karmic?
> Anyway, I suggest some action on this and totally want any feedback and
> all of your opinions.
> I've suggested Gnome-brave (see
> http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GNOME-colors?content=82562)
> as the icon set (also referring to our discussion at UDS!), but there
> hasn't been any further conversation on the subject.
> I need your comments on this as well.
> I'm using the "Default" in Xubuntu Jaunty and I'm totally satisfied
> this. You are allowed to disagree. Please do tell any negative feelings
> out loud, if you have some issues with this.
> I repeat once more; please do express any concerns, visions, comments
> and agreement noises!

I love the wallpaper and GDM theme (I would go for #2 as well). The Jaunty
xfwm4 theme looked good too.

The GNOME-Colors was (IIRC) already decided to be the icon theme a long
while ago, but was never packaged. Luckily, someone has now picked up
packaging, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/261988

By the way, perhaps we should also look at refreshing the Usplash theme (and
get rid of that odd reflection on the logo, which is the old logo anyway)?
And perhaps even the logo on the LiveCD.

> --
> Pasi Lallinaho
> Xubuntu Marketing Lead
> Web-designer, graphic artist
> IRC: knome @ freenode

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