On Friday, December 17, 2010 04:48:00 pm Owen Taylor wrote:
On Fri, 2010-12-17 at 10:26 +0100, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > 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
> > identity?
> I'm not against even making theme based on Gnome/KDE stripes - it should
> work for both Gnome 3 and other desktops and still retains our Identity.
> Gnome 3 would have stripes based theme but with Fedora feel there - win
> and profit for both projects!
> Last time I proposed it, it wasn't accepted but still I think this can
> work. It could bring some "personality" to spins - to combine upstream
> themes with Fedora ones. But it involves much more work.
In some ways, using the stripes background as the main Fedora 15 theme
is attractive to me if the design team wanted to go that route. It gives
good consistency and maximum impact.
But it also seems a bit weird. If we're making Fedora 15 all stripey to
celebrate GNOME 3 being in Fedora 15, isn't it weird if you download the
XFCE or KDE spins and don't get GNOME 3 and still see all the stripes?
I'm also expecting it would make it much harder for me to make my case
for other distributions to also use the GNOME background as the default
Other distributions already are doing it this way for Plasma Desktop! Even one
based on stripes theme  - it does not work for us as logo is involved in
design. So it should be much more easier to convince them to do it than just
"throw away your brand/identity".
For more info, see , .
Quoting Pinoheiro - "We don't want to kill each of the distributions own
branding, we want to share, I would not slap a KDE logo on top of your
distribution logo, nothing like that.
What we are after is creating something that is recognizable across the room
something people can see as recognizable, a "hey that is pretty and I have seen
it some ware else". I would do my best to keep a strong visual connection to the
specific distro brand but in a way that one brand doesn't kill the other."
You can find it even in Design team mailing list archive.
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