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Bug#414785: rootskel-gtk: Improve the banner on top of the gui installer

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 04:41:55PM +0200, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I've built the graphical installer using this improved banner.
> It proved to be a bit more work than expected as I also had to modify the 
> Clearlooks theme so that the progress bar and selected items match the 
> new banner. It looked quite horrible in combination with the current 
> color as it is quite a bit different shade of red.
> I finally ended up with #C00040, which results in the following 
> screenshots:
> http://alioth.debian.org/~fjp-guest/tmp/g-i_new_banner_select.png
> http://alioth.debian.org/~fjp-guest/tmp/g-i_new_banner_progress.png

This is strange, because I picked the colours from the selected items in
a random menu...
> There is one problem with implementing a banner with a gradient like this, 
> is that we currently use vga=788, which is 16-bit color depth. This makes 
> the banner look striped as can be seen in the screenshots. I've tried 
> booting with vga=789 (32-bit), but it seems that is not supported by the 
> VESA framebuffer we use...
> So, I'm a bit uncertain whether to proceed with the new banner or not.
> Other opinions welcome.

It could probably be tweaked... some dithering may help.

> If we do continue, I'd like to see the GNU/Linux text repositioned a bit. 
> I think it would look better just a bit closer to the logo and probably 
> moved down a bit so it has the same baseline as "debian" (the black text, 
> not the shade).

In the end, it would be better to have an xcf or svg or whatever as a
modificable source and generate the png from there.

> Another (minor?) issue is that the png is just about twice the size
> (44.4 vs. 21.9 kB).

That can probably be accomodated with better compression, though it
definitely won't become very close to 22k.


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