Karmic Artwork

Simon Steinbeiß simon.steinbeiss at elfenbeinturm.at
Sat Sep 12 08:58:59 UTC 2009

On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 05:17:00 +0300
Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi> wrote:

> Here is the current state of the artwork cycle for Karmic. There hasn't
> been that much discussion, so I would be really glad if you could give
> your opinions on things.
> 1. Wallpaper / gdm theme
> There is a draft version of the wallpaper/gdm theme on emonk.fi [1]. As
> on the Jaunty cycle, I think we'll just use a modified gdm theme as the
> background. Maybe lighter colors for the tree for wallpaper mode? This
> wallpaper works for both wides and normal monitors. Cody suggested it's
> a bit too blocky for his taste, but what others of you think? Personally
> I think it's a good depart from the earlier style [2], but it could
> maybe be a bit lighter. (As I look it now, it needs some more texture at
> least.) Opinions please.

I'm not saying I don't like the gdm mockup, but since you said you're looking for opinions
I'll say I'd prefer something more abstract (without the tree and birds).

> 2. Icon theme
> We are currently using Gnome Brave [3]. Steve suggests that the new
> community-based theme Humanity [4] would be worth using. I agree, but we
> should test run it [5].

I prefer Humanity, even though gnome-brave isn't a bad choice. I think Humanity (minus
the orange; I assume you would recolor it - at least the most important parts) just looks
a bit more modern and elegant.

> 3. GTK+ theme
> We want to refresh our GTK+ theme. Steve suggests that we use something
> Alvaro [6] -based, and personally I'm totally fine with that. Overall it
> looks quite good and with some tweaks to the menubar and colors, I think
> we're fine. Opinions?

Hm. I liked Murrina-Xubuntu a lot, I hope you would recolor Alvaro that way. Other than
the color-scheme I don't have a strong opinion on which murrine-theme it will be. (Maybe
I'm just too ignorant to see the big differences between them :) )

> 4. xfwm theme
> I propose we still keep with the Xfce default. I like it, a lot.

We had this discussion on #xubuntu-devel a while ago - I still like joining the menu-bar
and xfwm.

> 5. U/Xsplash / Live CD boot menu
> Do we want a basic logo only? Do the technical reasons keep us from
> doing anything else? Can we still change the U/Xsplash at this time? Is
> the image the only thing we want to change or are we going to do
> something with the throbber et cetera? Or will we just use the Ubuntu
> theme [7], change the colors and the logo? Will Michael be able to help
> with Usplash, if we need help? Cody, I need especially your input on
> this one.

I think recoloring the Ubuntu-theme would be fine.

Sorry that I wasn't very active lately, but I've been travelling a lot and that minimized
my internet-access and irc time drastically. From October on this should be better again.

Alrighty, keep up the good work and kudos to Pasi for creating such nice artwork -
you are the master of blue!


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