Jaunty Artwork - almost done?!
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Fri Mar 20 18:10:01 GMT 2009
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at ubuntu.com
> <mailto:jwcampbell at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I forwarded a GTK theme suggestion to Pasi, but it would need to be
> tested similar to how we tested the shiki-colors / dark murrina themes
> for use on a more low-powered system. Pasi may not even like the
> theme, but it is included in the repos already, and I find it pretty
> complimentary to our current color scheme. The theme package in the
> repos is just called "murrine-themes", and it incorporates a number of
> themes that wouldn't match our color scheme, but a couple that might
> work. If it's too late to include this, or you don't like the themes
> in there, I guess we can stick with Murrina Storm Cloud.
> Here is a link to a screenshot of my laptop with the Murrina Gilouche
> theme installed.
> http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6951/screenshot1gpz.png All other
> theme elements are the defaults for 9.04.
> I never really liked Gilouche, but it does seem to complement the rest
> very well, looks better than StormCloud does nowadays and more usable
> than tangoesque. So +1 from me :)
Looks like this murrine-themes package is maintained by the Murrine team
(https://launchpad.net/murrine-themes) and supposedly they support 0.9,
which have had quite a lot changes. This makes it really appealing to
use these themes as they would be on the edge - on the other hand they
might break easily.
I have to see the themes in that packages, but I really don't have any
objection for a theme you others like. At least the Gilouche theme
didn't look bad in the screenshot.
> As for the usplash theme, both kubuntu and ubuntu have that cool,
> thin-line thing going on now. We had a slightly thinner line in a
> previous release of Xubuntu, but from what I can recall, our throbber
> breaks somehow when we try to make it thinner. Would there be any way
> to maybe copy the details / source lines from the Kubuntu package?
> I'm sure we could keep our own color scheme for the throbber line.
> I believe Michael said he knew how to do Usplash, so... :)
I think there was some discussion about Usplash and breaking the system.
Cody, do I remember you saying that we can't risk including a new
Usplash at this point of release cycle?
> Nice work on the Yay! items, Pasi. :) Hopefully we can get the "boo"
> items squared away. If not, we are still in pretty good shape for a
> nice-looking desktop.
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi
> <mailto:open at knome.fi>> wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > we're really close to getting everything ready. Here is again a
> > recap of things.
> > 1. Yay!
> > - GDM theme. It now even has XDMCP-login button thus fixing bug
> > Thanks Charlie and everybody for testing and giving feedback.
> > - Wallpaper (also in widescreen).
> > - Icon theme "Gnome Brave". Needs reviewing!
> > (- xfwm theme.)
> > - Countdown banners!
Jaunty is released 23rd April, so we need to get the countdown banners
online 24th March. Cody prefers rounded corners - I will do a rounded
version soon. Is there any else improvements you would like to see?
> > Thanks Lionel for the hard work done uploading things and doing the
> > package management.
> > 2. Boo!
> > - GTK theme. Shall we stick with MurrineStormCloud?
> > - Usplash.
> > 3. Mmh?
> > We created a JS feature carousel for Ubuntu (see
> > http://emonk.fi/open/ubuntu/Feature%20Carousel/). Do we want for
> > as well? What should that include? Remember we can for example
> do this
> > for the last three days.
> > Some ideas for this: "Xfce 4.6", "All new artwork", "Cute
> mice!", "With
> > cheese", "Brought to you by the Xubuntu Team" and if we're doing
> > for some last days: "Experience the Jaunty Jackalope",
> "Supported until
> > blahblah" ...
> We could do that, perhaps we could base that on the release notes
> which will probably be done way too late again otherwise ;-)
Right. Sounds good to me.
> > Throw in some ideas.
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