Re: Etch Artwork
I think the two environments (GNOME and KDE) must have standardized
appearance. Same visual identity...
Clearlooks + Tango Icons are a good option.
I'm drawing some new themes for etch, based in "blueish" idea.
1) GDM theme
2) GNOME Splash Screen
3) GNOME Desktop Wallpaper
4) GNOME Menu with Tango and Clearlooks
5) Nautilus with ClearlooksWithaCherry window decoration
I wait opinions...
2006/9/20, Michael Banck <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 12:35:48PM -0400, Michael F. Lamb wrote:
> I respectfully disagree. I do not think the default icon set and themes
> from GNOME and KDE upstream are adequate. I feel the advantages of a
> "very polished" and uniform look in the default Etch desktop is more
> important than screenshot consistency or consistency with other
I wasn't aware you wanted to have a single Icon theme for both KDE and
GNOME. (Ubuntu doesn't have that either, AFAIK)
> Before more deliberation, I must acknowledge that I'm just one opinion
> out of so many, and a newbie to participating in these discussions, at
> that. So instead of more blather, perhaps I should simply ask:
> 1. Is there room for debate? Is discussion constructive, or annoying? :-)
> 2. How do these sort of decisions normally get made when there is a
> difference of opinion?
> 3. In the end, who has the final say?
I guess the GNOME and KDE teams, respectively, should have a strong
voice in this. We should not overrule their veto of new icon sets or
> But, I think that if someone *does* come up with a "100% coverage" icon
> set and a GTK/KDE/GDM/etc theme that is "better" or more "Debian
> flavored" than the upstream default, it should be not be ignored as a
> candidate for Debian's default desktop. I think what Ubuntu has done in
> this regard (orange-coloring some stock icons, Ubuntu logo in the panel)
> demonstrates the power of a "polished" feel.
OK, but they only changed a select few icons, and did not create a whole
new set AFAIK (On the other hand, Fedora seems to be doing that for
their next release)
> The CC-licensed icons themselves aside, will Etch follow the
> freedesktop.org icon naming spec and icon theme spec?
I am not sure; again this probably depends on the GNOME and KDE desktops
themselves, and whether the version we will ship with etch does that
upstream. I am no expert on this, though.
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