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Re: F8 artwork

Quoting Martin Sourada <martin sourada seznam cz>:

> Hi folks,
> I am at the beginning of the exams, so I have not much time left now for
> Fedora, yet I'll start working on Echo again in after I am done with the
> exams (hopefully)... I also have some comments and suggestions that fits
> into this thread.
> On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 20:03 +0200, Mark wrote:
> > @ the school idea.
> > i like that alot!
> >
> +1
> > @ a possible new theme for F8
> > first i would like to say that a 3 round theme "battle" like with F7
> > would be nice
> +1
Who will start the first round?

> Next, our goal should be defining Fedora widget style and window manager
> style. We need to show users that we are Fedora, not just GNOME or KDE.
> That means, that we need to create new gtk/qt theme, possibly we could
> start with clearlooks, its really nice, and that we need metacity/kwm
> theme as well. And they should fit nice together, IMO the should not be
> too shiny or eye-candy, they should be decent and nice -- so that you
> will not get bored after using them for a few years ;-)

There are tools available for making theme. Murrine engine, TheWidgetFactory to
name a few. The real challenge is to make a very good theme that both combine
elegance and usability. We should start by making some mockups and getting some
support from Fedora Desktop team. I am closely watching the Sugar interface
from OLPC project and looking to take some ideas for Fedora Artwork.

> Also, I was said, that the notification message window that is used e.g.
> for notifying user about available updates is horrible. So we should
> check, how much themable it is and prepare a theme for it, again that
> fits well to the rest of the desktop.


Luya Tshimbalanga
Fedora Project contributor

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