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Re: Thinking ahead: some FC7 ideas

Hi Luya,

Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
 Learning the lesson on the artwork development for Fedora Core 6, I
wrote some ideas about the future look of Fedora Core 7 which can be seen:


Thanks for starting this discussion! :)

* Echo development icons is set to be the default.

This I think is pending a lot of different factors so I don't know that we can assure this for FC7.

* New wallpaper, login screen derived from Mola/Mizmo ideas that needs to match Echo theme

I don't think the theming work has to be made to match Echo. I think as long as it incorporates the Fedora blue colors they'll go well together just fine.

I'm also not sure what ideas you're referring to :) We should probably resurrect the theming brainstorming page [1], update it for FC7 and add some of the things that have been proposed since then (I remember some cool things discussed on the list wrt FC7 a month or so ago.)

* The login screen needs to get a user list which was missing since Fedora Core 1. There is a Gnome version of list login screen that can be used as a sample.

It is fine to create a GDM theme that includes the user list, but the user list version cannot be made the default GDM theme. The primary concern is security - a list of usernames on the login screen makes it easier to guess passwords.

* Legacy artwork from Fedora Core 4 to Fedora Core 6 should be added for users looking to have them. Packaging them in Fedora Extras might be a good way.

That's a cool idea, but is it then okay to have the release numbers in the artwork? (Would be weird to have FC6-specific artwork in FC7, for example?) Should we make it a policy to leave release numbers out? (makes it impossible then to come up with release-version specific artwork such as the c6re [2] logo.)

* Bluecurve should be moved to Extras repository once Echo theme is finalized.


* It appears Cairo engine is very stable. It will be be nice to for some people to generate an enhanced Clearlook theme for Fedora Core 7.

Developing a theme is pretty difficult & time-consuming but if we can get some good mockups early on then it'd be easier to hit FC7.

* Since there is a lot KDE users, provide the artworks to smoothly blend with Gnome applications.

I'm not sure what you mean by smoothly blend with GNOME applications? Do you mean the theming work for GNOME should also be done for KDE? Is anybody on the list a KDE user or knowledgable about KDE such they could advise us on this?

* Making Anaconda look very pleasant without compromising the performance.

I'm not sure what you mean here - the colors available? The design of the screens? Some things there isn't a whole lot there can be done about because of technical limitations. If there are specific issues we want to target let's create a list and I can discuss it with Jeremy Katz and see how much is possible.


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemeSubmissions
[2] http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/37918014

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