Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

nukiks at nukiks at
Sun Apr 11 10:47:21 UTC 2010

 Mr. Sommerville:
I would like a revamped mouse. One that looks refined and intelligent or possibly a muscular one flexing his/her bicep.
I have submitted one already but I guess it has not created much of a stir. We will try again.

Fabrizio Balsaq




-----Original Message-----
From: Cody A.W. Somerville <cody-somerville at>
To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel at>
Sent: Sun, Apr 11, 2010 1:32 am
Subject: Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

Hi Folks,

 I want to start a discussion about the remaining artwork tasks & issues that need resolving for Lucid. This is a great opportunity for folks with some artistic talent to start contributing - just pick a task, complete it, and send an e-mail to this mailing list or update the relevant bug with your work. I only have a few tasks at the moment to talk about but I'm sure Pasi will chime in with more if there is indeed any others.

 If you want to start a discussion about a particular item below, please create a new thread!

 1. On some hardware, the boot splash will look distorted. To fix this, we need to update the Xubuntu plymouth theme's xubuntu-logo.png image to be 4-bit (ie. 16 colors) - which shouldn't be too much of a problem since the current image only uses white + transparency (so we need to just get rid of the transparent elements and make it look good without it). To get started, just grab the xubuntu-artwork branch by running 'bzr get lp:xubuntu-artwork'.

 2. GDM don't seem to be using Xubuntu theming anymore. I'm not sure of the exact reason (haven't looked) but the solution might require updating our theme, updating the relevant configuration, or something else. Lionel (mr_pouit) or myself might be able to help you tackle this if you need help.

 3. The icon to indicate if an element in the UI is expandable/collapsible has changed from simple black arrow pointing either down or sideways to a box with a plus or minus in it. This, I suspect, is the result of changes made for Ubuntu. We need to investigate if we want this change or if it doesn't fit well into Xubuntu's look & feel. If the latter, we'll then need to figure out how to change it back and then to do so.

 4. New background. 

 5. Release countdown banner - see for inspiration from Ubuntu's.

 6. Release announcement banner

 7. Updated screenshots for tour and other pages on website.

 8. Other stuff! :)


Cody A.W. Somerville
Release Engineer
Foundations Team
Custom Engineering Solutions Group
Canonical OEM Services
Phone: +1 781 850 2087
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