On 12/17/2010 01:54 AM, Owen Taylor wrote:
We want Fedora to be the showcase for GNOME 3 and to be a good example
to other distributions about how to package GNOME 3. So, to go along
with the release splash for Fedora 15, we'd like to make special request
that for this release we use the GNOME background in the Fedora GNOME
packages and hence in the default Fedora desktop.
As I understood the opinions in the latest team IRC meeting, blog
comments, mailing list discussions and direct contacts with community
members, the general opinion is such a move would be detrimental to
Fedora's own image and of little use for GNOME promotion.
I want to be clear that this is not in any way saying that we
the Fedora backgrounds ... the recent Fedora backgrounds are great, and
keep on getting cleaner and more professional looking every release. The
issue is rather a question of trying to provide a single look for the
GNOME 3 release rather than a series of looks, one per distribution.
Can you name at least one other *relevant* distro that will use the same
background as default? Especially if they know this may be *our* default?
* What about the rest of the artwork?
I think trying to adapt the entire set of artwork in Fedora to have
different looks for different spins is probably more confusing then
anything else. The GNOME default background matches pretty well with
the Fedora look, so it's not going to be jarring to switch to it
after seeing the standard Fedora artwork for boot.
Case in point: the GDM background would be the same as the GNOME
background or as the general-purpose background used by all the other
spins? Which one of the spins will have an inconsistent experience? The
same about the Plymouth colors. We are supposed to use *vertical
stripes* or not in GRUB, Anaconda, firstboot etc.? How about website
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