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Fri Mar 6 21:04:57 UTC 2009
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi
> <mailto: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>
> > <mailto: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.
> GTK+ THEME
> 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
> 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.
> ICON THEME
> I've suggested Gnome-brave (see
> 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.
> XFWM THEME
> I'm using the "Default" in Xubuntu Jaunty and I'm totally satisfied
> this. You are allowed to disagree. Please do tell any negative
> 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
you're right about the Usplash theme. That totally need refreshing. Now
I only need somebody to push an image to the Usplash package, because I
have no clue on how to do that. :)
We're also updating the images in Yelp to be Xubuntu specific
Thanks for the update on GNOME-Colors, I'll subscribe to the bug to see
what's going on (though it doesn't look as good as it might be).
I have to admit that I don't know what you are meaning by the LiveCD
logo, but yes, we definitely want to change that too (because it's most
possibly outdated anyway). I can get back to this once I can download
images somehow quickly (I'm *still* connecting through Bluetooth+phone).
Any other as good (and worse also :P) notes are still welcome.
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode
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