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Re: The status of desktop-base in wheezy

On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 09:36 +0200, Eshat Cakar wrote:
> I understand your disappointment but there is nothing we can do.

A shame, but at least we can try to put something like a short list of
suggestions together which would enable the next desktop team do do it
better. We could publish it as a final note on the wiki page with our
proposals so it can be easily found next time.

I suggest the following rules (not finally phrased yet):

The most important thing from my point of view is the necessity to
publish who has taken responsibility for the process of finding the new
theme. (If this person can't stick with it for some reason this should
be made prominently and permanently visible as well in order to enable
volunteers to step in.)

Second we need to define clear demands from the designers. It's a waste
of time to do unnecessary things. This shouldn't happen because we are
provided with inadequate information. (If I knew that the cropping can
be done symmetrically I would have designed something very different. If
I knew that it is irrelevant to design different media, I would have
skipped it...)


> It's simply to late. We should appreciate, that Joy probably satisfies
> most users (more than Spacefun probably did). 
> > Additionally I wonder how you plan to escape the problems of the
> > actual background image with cropped of parts leaving the design less
> > than optimal. As good and calm as a centred layout looks: It's
> > symmetric stability is obviously destroyed by cropping it on the
> > right or bottom...
> I think you misunderstood something.
> Most Login Managers (if not all) give the possibility, to center an
> over-sized image, and crop it symmetrically. 
> Joy (and also Roj) work well with with this process.
> Joy is even a more prefect candidate, since it's in SVG format and has
> nothing in the edges that could be cropped off.
> >[...]
> > I have nothing against you or your work Adrien. I'm happy, that your
> > minimalistic and clean proposal got picked and I hope you can find a
> > good solution for all use cases.
> There won't be problems, see above. 
> Best regards,
> Eshat

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