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Re: Artwork for jessie?

Let's go with Lines.

Let's get it in SVN and get an upload this week


On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Aurélien COUDERC <zecoucou@free.fr> wrote:
> Hi team,
> with good help from Juliette, I’ve set-up a plymouth theme and a KDM
> theme based on the Lines artwork.
> You can find the work attached to the wiki page [1], including some KDM
> screenshots.
> All feedback welcome.
> In particular for plymouth with regards to messages, fsck status,
> passphrase…
> For the scripted / XML parts it’s all based on Joy and former work and
> can be published under the same license(s).
> The KDM icons are from Joy also.
> The main artwork is already stated as CC-BY 3.0 by Juliette on the wiki.
> Next stops :
> - KDE splash for plasma loading : easy, will do
> - GDM <-- had a quick look but found little doc on theming besides basic
> wallpaper replacement, any hint / documentation welcome
> - Grub <-- no idea how that work, pointers welcome too
> By the way has any formal choice been made concerning the default
> artwork for Jessie ?
> I’m also fond of DotsAndSwing and Fresh, so I may dedicate a bit of time
> to do some equivalent work on one of these if the artists are interested
> and as time permits.
> [1]
> https://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes/Lines?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=2014-09-17_Lines_Aur%C3%A9lien.tar.xz
> Cheers,
> --Aurélien
> Le 01/09/2014 13:49, juliette.belin@free.fr a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> Thank you Aurelien for all this detailed informations ! It is very useful and you have good ideas ! :D
>> I'll work on the plymouth theme once the others wallpapers formats (2560x1080, 1280x1024, 1600x1200) are finished and after the other modifications (adding "debian" on the login and boot screen).
>> Regards,
>> Juliette
>> ----- Mail original -----
>> De: "Aurélien COUDERC" <zecoucou@free.fr>
>> À: debian-desktop@lists.debian.org
>> Envoyé: Dimanche 31 Août 2014 23:23:08
>> Objet: Re: Artwork for jessie?
>> Le 30/08/2014 22:13, Vincent Blut a écrit :
>>> Le jeu. 28 août 2014 à 11:29, juliette.belin@free.fr a écrit :
>>>>  and the Plymouth theme (I was thinking about a line representing the
>>>> process but I dont know how to do that... maybe a script ?).
>>> I don’t know Plymouth well enough but I guess you would have to
>>> decompose your progress bar by creating a picture for each progression
>>> step
>>> (pixel by pixel‽). Then, I think you would have to incrementaly load your
>>> progress bar pictures (using a "for" loop) in your "lines.script" files.
>>> But let’s wait someone with deeper knowledge about Plymouth.
>> Hi,
>> I did the scripting of the spacefun theme for squeeze, so I may be of
>> some help.
>> - The easy way for plymouth is indeed the « script » module that lets
>> you animate the bootup screen with a relatively easy (but limited)
>> javascript-like scripting language [1]. You may render text, images and
>> that’s it.
>> - It’s better to handle the theme elements separately and compose them
>> on the screen with a plymouth script. If you can layer the SVG to
>> separate the background, the logo, the curves it would be useful. We can
>> then scale/crop the background to fill the screen but keep the other
>> elements in the correct position whatever the screen ratio.
>> - There is no real way to know the progress of the boot process as it
>> depends on many things, so a progress bar in the traditional sense is
>> not recommended. Better try with a loopable animation. I think pulsing
>> some of the curves lines in your theme with a whiter dot/section like
>> electrons orbiting around the debian logo would give a cool effect. If
>> you can produce the animation steps I can do the scripting or help you
>> with it.
>> In the meantime a simpler loopable progress bar can do.
>> - I’d like to see the « debian 8 » text for the boot, like you have in
>> the installer banner. Maybe in a corner or some better idea. We can
>> handle it as a separate element in the theme to ensure it’s always in
>> correct place and wholy visible.
>> It won’t go in the user’s way at that time, and it’s not as if the
>> universal operating system was so well known that it could afford
>> missing that little publicity. :-)
>> - It would be great to also have « debian 8 » displayed on the login
>> screen for the same reasons. It needs a bit of tweaking to the GDM /
>> KDM… theme to  ensure that it is always correctly placed and visible for
>> reasonable screen ratios. Again if you can think of somewhere reasonable
>> to put it in your team, I’ll give at least KDM a try.
>> [1] http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Plymouth/Scripts/
>>>> Regards
>>>> Juliette
>>> Wish you a good week-end,
>>> Vincent
>> Kindly,
>> --Aurélien
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