Karmic Artwork

Pasi Lallinaho open at knome.fi
Sat Sep 12 11:50:30 UTC 2009

Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
> 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).
I understand your point. However, if I remove the tree and the birds,
there is basically nothing left. Personally I think this would make for
a good wallpaper, but not something that should make you go "Wow!".
>> 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.
Of course we would have to recolor it. If it turns out coloring takes a
long time, we might have to reconsider to just keep with Gnome Brave.
>> 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 :) )
There isn't that big differences. But as Alvaro is ready and somebody
has tested it and made sure everything works, it's easier to depend on
it than MurrinaXubuntu, which also uses a gtkrc for the old Murrine,
thus one would had to rewrite it anyway.
>> 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.
I personally don't like joined menubar and xfwm. What is the view of the
majority here? Opinions please. As it's relatively easy to change the
xfwm, I think we should go with the default Xfce one if we are in a
standoff situation – the default will not be as controversial than a
joined one. I think. :)
>> 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.
No problem. Great to hear from you again, though – welcome back!
> Alrighty, keep up the good work and kudos to Pasi for creating such nice artwork -
> you are the master of blue!
> Simon
Thanks for the compliments. We rock!

Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode

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