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Re: Debian artwork for Wheezy

Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:01 PM
Joey Hess wrote:
>Paul Wise wrote:
>> The desktop artwork for wheezy was discussed last month:
>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/2011/10/threads.html#00003
>> Here is my summary mail from that thread:
>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/2011/10/msg00014.html
>> The KDE and GNOME teams both do not want any Debian-specific artwork
>> enabled by default.
>Not quite, Joss doesn't want icon/theme changes but is open to a desktop
>background in http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/2011/10/msg00022.html
>I personally feel sticking with upstream desktop branding, possibly
>lightly altered to add a Debian logo in the login or desktop background
>is the right choice.
Key #2
Simply, correctly
desktop base had it right in defining the logo copyright/licensing for squeeze.
I could even understand that...
>> AFAICT neither of them have asked d-i folks to
>> remove it from the task-desktop package deps though.
Key #1
I think Joey has this defined as near to prefect as it gets.
Further, he is the only one, that I can recall, even touching d-i, Live, Grub
>tasksel only pulls in desktop-base, it does not itself have
>anything to do with the theme.
>If we're removing spacefun then d-i can revert to the old "klowner" boot
>logo, possibly updated in some way for wheezy, but the current one will
>work ok. Reverting abbc21a955dc2f9b2fc134e796ef0bfcf4c3a2d2 in
>rootskel-gtk will despacefun the graphical installer.
It took me a few times reading this email before I started to begin to understand
why Joey brings up  such a simple, integration of graphics  to use as a starting point,
for the critical initial screens.

Oui, oui, which graphics install on top of the initial screens is not important to me,
other than those graphics package[s] be built so it is easy to followup, if changes need to be made,
for whatever possible reason[s].

Keep it simple, especially for the installer suit and initial screens.
Don't mess with upstream graphic in "any" why, that could in "any" way make debian package team[s] job
more difficult than it already is.
Than build around, on top of, or integrated into what is already well tested and im-prov-ing,
day in and day out.


>However, it's good to have visual consistency between the d-i and
>debian-live and grub boot graphics, so I'd like to get a consensus
>about how wheezy should look on boot before making too many changes.
+1 Joey

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