Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

Pasi Lallinaho open at
Sun Apr 11 11:05:28 UTC 2010

Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
> 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'.
Pending on the logo, as Lionel said.
>  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.
As Lionel said, it's in the works, but anybody is free to propose anything.
>  5. Release countdown banner - see
> for inspiration from Ubuntu's.
See #6, but here it doesn't matter so much. Maybe a blue version of the
"orange" style, if somebody is willing to recolor.
>  6. Release announcement banner
Usually this has been made from (a part of) the wallpaper and some text.
If you feel like we can do any kind of release banner with no link to
the actual release itself, then feel free to; however, I'd consider this
a drawback.
>  7. Updated screenshots for tour and other pages on website.
It would also be better if these were made only after we have our final
>  8. Other stuff! :)
I don't think there is anything else Lucid-specific to be worked on.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Cody A.W. Somerville
> Release Engineer
> Foundations Team
> Custom Engineering Solutions Group
> Canonical OEM Services
> Phone: +1 781 850 2087
> Cell: +1 613 401 5141
> Fax: +1 613 687 7368
> Email: cody.somerville at
> <mailto:cody.somerville at>

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

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