On 29/11/12 01:32, Luca Beltrame wrote:
this mail is meant to present and discuss the work done by a number of
openSUSE contributors for a new visual style for KDE.
A number of weeks ago, people in the #opensuse-kde channel started hacking on
a new theme for KDE, which should have sported the iconic green of the distro.
Alin suggested during a discussion to base the work on the Produkt theme.
At that point, the openSUSE contributor shumski (as he's known in IRC) started
working on that, also taking a look at the icon set needed for the theme.
Due to the KDE team's decision of bringing the 4.10 version of the KDE
Platform, Applications and Workspaces for 12.3, shumski also made adjustments
to handle the slight differences that took place between 4.9 and 4.10 with
regards to theming.
A very early draft was published in my blog since I wanted to make the
process hopefully open and communicate to the community what those people were
doing. The overall impressions were positive and work continued.
Recently, this theme was also pushed to KDE:Distro:Factory and then to Factory
itself as one of the possible candidate themes for 12.3. I also blogged
showing the new look.
At this point, we felt necessary to gather the feedback of a larger part of
the openSUSE contributors, hence this mail. We're interested in how this can
be integrated with the ongoing work of the artwork team and in general taking
account of all feedback, good or bad.
So, give it a spin (it is in KDE:Distro:Factory or Factory itself, the KDF
version is however more up to date) and let us know what you think. At the
moment this theme is the default opensuse branding theme for KDE (so you will
get it with the *-branding-openSUSE KDE packages).
P.S.: Apologies for the list cross-posting, but I wanted to gather every
stakeholder in tihs.
personally i think its pretty bad.
- it is too dark making the persons colour perception darker thus
think your images and photos are brighter than they actually are.
- the windows are in no way connected with the desktop, thus giving the
impression that openSUSE is not a solid OS, instead its cobbled together
by many different systems
- the theme itself is not all that interesting at all, like staring at a
concrete wall painted black, flat and and noting of interest
- A good theme is constant from wallpaper to icons in this there is no
real consistency, the icons are all different sizes, colours are not
maintained, the general feel of the theme is not maintained.
So please go over these points, until these aspects are maintained the
theme should not be used as it will create a far too distracting
experience for the user, concentrating on the looks and not on their
work, and i know alot of people who judge distros by their looks alone
(yes that is stupid :S, but thats how it is).
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