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Re: Squeeze Artwork: selection of default theme

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 12:26:01PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On ven., 2010-11-12 at 10:37 +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:

> > In terms of the artwork choice itself (SpaceFun), I've seen a lot of
> > comments along the lines of "looks like something even my kids would
> > reject for looking too childish". I wouldn't go quite that far myself,
> > but I can understand the sentiment. :-(

> > Please check again with a wider audience.

> I really think things could have done better. I think things could have
> done better since 3 releases, to be honest. Now nobody hide the fact
> that Debian artwork work is done on debian-desktop list (since 3
> releases at least). Everybody could have sent his opinion *before*.

This is the first time I've heard of the -desktop list.

> We're running out of time since quite some time already, we need to get
> this done *now*.

This is the first time I became aware that there was a need for a new
theme; I've never personally had much problem with our current theme (I
use it unmodified on most systems, or sometimes change the background)
or heard any grumbling about it.

> But, once again, I don't think ???a wider audience??? is needed. In my
> opinion, interested people *need* to take part in the work, give some
> time, give some interest in the long run and not just in the final word
> (a bit like everything else in Debian). And (again) those people are
> really welcome on -desktop list and packaging team.

Honestly I'd have expected something like this to show up on -devel, or
at least -devel-announce, at some point.

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