My wishes list

Eero Tamminen oak at
Thu Dec 27 08:55:47 UTC 2012


On torstai 27 joulukuu 2012, Benedek Imre wrote:
> I agree and disagree with you at the same time. Yes, one of the most 
> important value of Xubuntu is it's lightweight, it's fast and flexible. 
> I don't think the developers want to give up these values. But! There 
> are more possibility to beautify, to give more uniqueness, to strengthen
>  the identity of this distro by default. To do this is absolutely not
> equal to Xubuntu have to be heavyweight and slow. Some example:
> -  I think the Settings are a bit helter-skelter. Why do I have to open 2
>  or 3 panel item to fine tune the appearance? The desktop wallpaper 
> settings panel is really awful. Some of the settings open a new window -
>  I know its reason, but it's not elegant. If the developers redesign and
>  reorganize these settings items and tabs they do not slow down the 
> system and do not need more space in the release. - I don't think if 
> there could be a unique application menu based on the application finder
>  it causes slow down or Xubuntu will be heavyweight because of this. -
> If the 'About' menu could show a stronger Xubuntu identity it does not
> eventuate system slow down.

Can you provide UI mockups of what your ideas would look like?

You could use e.g. Glade for doing the mockups:

(Ubuntu has packages for it.)

	- Eero

> These  are just ideas of course. Yes, a lot of customization can made 
> manually, but if we neglect the design, it's the same if Apple (for 
> example) sells motherboards, CPUs and RAM moduls and everybody have to 
> assemble them by himself. ONE OF THE KEYS TO SUCCESS IS THE DESIGN.
> Lightweight and design are not mutually exclusive things.
> I've read "Not that the beauty don't count, but"... so I know what You
> mean, I just want to declare design is very important (beside others of
> course). Sincerely, Imre

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