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Fri Mar 6 21:20:15 UTC 2009
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi
> <mailto:open at knome.fi>> wrote:
> Vincent wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi
> <mailto:open at knome.fi>
> > <mailto: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>>
> > > <mailto: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
> > > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > 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
> > 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,
> > 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
> > 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
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Vincent
> Hi Vincent,
> 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. :)
> Heh, yeah I believe it was quite complicated - or at least, that
> you're only allowed a specific colour palette for the Usplash (though
> that was set to change, IIRC, if Red Hat's whatsitcalled, Plymouth or
> something, were to be adopted). GIYF.
I think Plymouth won't be used (it was discussed at UDS). That would've
been replacement for GDM also. So we have to cope with the color
> We're also updating the images in Yelp to be Xubuntu specific
> Very cool :)
> 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
> I'm referring to the logo you see above the menu when you boot from CD
> (the menu that says "Try Xubuntu without installation", "Install
> Xubuntu", "Check CD for Defects", that stuff).
Ok, now I'm on the map. I somehow thought it was almost the same as
Usplash? At least I think it has the same restrictions as the Usplash,
so the same artwork would work for both places. We only need somebody to
put it into place. Cody? :)
> , 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
> Any other as good (and worse also :P) notes are still welcome.
> Pasi Lallinaho
> Xubuntu Marketing Lead
> Web-designer, graphic artist
> IRC: knome @ freenode
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Thanks again for the continuing responses.
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Web-designer, graphic artist
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