Re: Debian squeeze theme: dead in the water?
I like the idea of having packages to install new themes and the user
sets the easy way.
There are many pieces of themes packaged separately and without a
pattern. I believe the proposal is to improve in the future.
offer the user the possibility of a repository of themes. eg.:
add sources.lists "themes.d.org" same backports...
2010/10/18 Jon Dowland <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
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> Hi -release, I'll be aiming any further discussion at -desktop only
> after this message. Thanks!
> But first, I do have a release-specific question.
> desktop-base contains the current "default" Debian look&feel. It strikes
> me that a theme could (or even should) perhaps exist as a package in
> order to get exposure before being "blessed" as a default theme.
> Therefore, for the three themes that are being considered (and presently
> are not in the archive in any form), I think it would be most ideal if
> they were independently packaged, uploaded, and then, should one be
> chosen as the default L&F, desktop-base adjusted to Depends: on it.
> Future workflow might have a theme in the archive
> earlier in the cycle.
> But that means 3 NEW package uploads and a request for unblock on the
> blessed one at least (and that looks like Ciel). Would that be frowned
> On 11/10/10 06:56, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>> On mar., 2010-10-12 at 01:12 +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
>>> 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.
>> You don't recall correctly. Etch had MoreBlue theme (see
>> http://www.debianart.org/cchost/?ccm=/media/files/si0ux/334 for a
>> slightly updated version). Lenny has MoreBlue Orbit, see
>> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktopArtworkLenny. None have a DebBlue
> Thanks for the clarification.
>>> 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?
>> No. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktopArtworkSqueeze and
> I did before posting, and saw no activity for four months. I'm glad to
> see I've kicked the hornets nest :)
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> Jon Dowland
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