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On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 11:37 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi> wrote:
> Hi Jannis,
> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> > On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 22:48:56 +0200
> > 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.
> >> 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.
> > I'm currently using Shiki-Brave which looks very nice in combination
> > with your wallpapers.
> I suppose you are talking about the Shiki-colors at xfce-look.org
> (http://www.xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=86717)? Are you
> referring to the MurrineSVN or Clearlooks version?
> I could see this as the default theme for Xubuntu. However, my only
> concern is that the title bars might be a little bit too tall. Also, I
> personally just miss *some* kind of window borders (more than 1px black).
> I suppose this theme is also not packaged for Ubuntu, so that would
> bring in some more work.
Shiki-Brave is one of the Shiki-Colors theme, the most popular one and the
one that would fit the Xubuntu-style best. The advantage is that we get a
sorta-dark theme that fits your artwork, yet not that dark to make for an
unusable interface (i.e. the buttons and window content and such are grey,
However, it does use Clearlooks, and I don't think we should go back to
using that because of speed concerns. Even though it looks smashing, I'd say
wait until we can use it with a stable Murrine, and Murrine only.
Furthermore, Shiki-Brave only comes with an Emerald theme. That means a
fitting xfwm4 theme would have to be made. It doesn't look like that's too
much work, but it would need to be packaged too, so...
Besides, another advantage of tangoesque is its not using rounded corners,
which supposedly makes it faster than MSC.
> Pasi Lallinaho
> Xubuntu Marketing Lead
> Web-designer, graphic artist
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