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Re: Debian squeeze theme: dead in the water?

Le mardi 12 octobre 2010 à 01:12 +0100, Jon Dowland a écrit :
> When testing d-i images for squeeze, I noticed that the look and feel of
> grub, gnome etc. are the debblue theme that first came in (iirc) Etch.

Erm, no. They are the moreblue-orbit theme, which came in Lenny. IIRC
Debblue was the default in sarge, and moreblue in etch.

> Looking at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt , it would appear there was
> some effort to come up with a novel look-and-feel for Squeeze. But that
> effort seems to have died pre-freeze. Am I right?

The SpaceFun theme looks ready to me, but we need a decision and action
by the affected maintainers to validate it and make it the default

> If not, I would strongly suggest not pushing debblue out as the default.
> Most of the upstream components change their default appearances over
> releases, so no effort on Debian's part would result in more change than
> the effort that went in to debblue, however many years ago that was. To
> be quite honest, it immediately makes the "new" release feel stale to me.

Quite true. In the past the RT never opposed theming changes in the
freeze time so I don’t think it is too late, but we should act soon.

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