On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Owen Taylor <otaylor@redhat.com> wrote:

My proposal is is straightforward:

 Once you select a user and log in to GNOME, you get the GNOME default
 background. All other artwork follows normal Fedora procedures.

While there are some mockups about how we'd like GDM to look like to
match the rest of GNOME 3 (See
) they aren't going to be implemented in this cycle, so there's already
a visual transition between the login screen and the desktop.

Hey, Owen!

Don't get me wrong, I love Gnome Shell, Gnome 3 and all the fantastic stuff you are doing! I mean this. But I can't support you in this. I really think this step is a huge mistake and it helps neither Fedora nor Gnome. I wish I could've been at the IRC meeting this week where this came up (there was absolutely no way I could've attended this week) and I would've said the same there.

I strongly believe distributions should be more than a collection of packages. They need their own visual identity. I think while Canonical pushes this way too far in one direction with Ubuntu, this move would push it too far in the opposite direction. Red Hat obviously knows this since I strongly believe there is no way they would give this up for RHEL. So why should we for Fedora?

Anyway, this is all just personal opinion and I am in no position to decide anything obviously. I just wanted to voice my concerns.