Jaunty Artwork - almost done?!

Pasi Lallinaho open at knome.fi
Fri Mar 20 18:10:01 GMT 2009


Vincent wrote:
>
>
> 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.
>     Thoughts?
>
>
> 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.
>
>     Jim
>
>
>     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
>     quick
>     > recap of things.
>     >
>     > 1. Yay!
>     >
>     > - GDM theme. It now even has XDMCP-login button thus fixing bug
>     #71412.
>     > 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
>     Xubuntu
>     > 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
>     this
>     > 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.
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Vincent
\o/

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