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Re: [opensuse-gnome] Default 11.4 background and theming
  • From: "S.Kemter" <buergermeister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:13:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <201012211713.02046.buergermeister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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
back grounds/stripes.jpg

- 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.

its not so easy. Just adding a geeko to jimmacs blue stripes background! U
forget I make from one of the backgrounds the bootsplash.

So now think I would choose the blue jimmac styled, and u would be a KDE user
and land then in the celadon green KDM looks not so consistent. The same I
would choose the celadon from KDE and u land on the blue styled GDM then.

I asked jimmac for restyling it with celadon, he is fine with it :D But isnt
really a solution because the patterns are different (KDE one is more
plastic). So means that I have the same problem again. And still have to
rework sonar.

Thats why I choosed grey for the Gnome side, its a neutral color it works with
every color.

br gnokii

P.S. LXDEs black theme looked so nice with the dark green and now its gone ;)

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