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Re: [opensuse-gnome] Default 11.4 background and theming
  • From: "Sankar P" <psankar@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 04:29:30 -0700
  • Message-id: <4D10DCF2020000E70001A394@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/21/2010 at 04:05 PM, in message <20101221103553.GV21120@xxxxxxxxx>,
Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

During the IRC meeting last week, there was some long discussion about
the default 11.4 theming, especially for the background.

Let me try to summarize what was said:

- the proposed background is similar to what you can see at (but with a different shade
of green).

- as a distribution, having a consistent look and feel is rather
important: we do want to have the boot splash and the desktop
background form a consistent set.

- some people thought that the currently proposed background is too
close to KDE: it's based on a background that got included in KDE SC
4.5, and that exists in distribution-branded versions (like the
openSUSE one). See the posts starting in August at

- some people mentioned that upstream GNOME will ask distributions to
use the upstream GNOME 3 theme, including the background for GNOME 3
(so not for 11.4, but 11.4+1). For reference, this is

- some people mentioned that it's important to have an
openSUSE-branded background for marketing.

I think that covers most opinions that were raised. I'm explicitly not
telling who said what, because I'll likely misquote people ;-)

In the end, we didn't reach a conclusion. I'd like to hear what people
think about the whole topic, so we can come with a decision from the
whole team.

I prefer if we can add an openSUSE logo watermarked on jimmac's stripes
background and just use that. Someone who is artistic like gnokii/garrett may
be interested to help us.

I vote for staying close to Adwaita's default theme.


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