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Re: gnome splash and screensaver lock dialog

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 02:16:27PM +0200, Mark wrote:
> 2008/4/8, Ian Weller <ianweller gmail com>:
> > On 4/8/08, Mark <markg85 gmail com> wrote:
> >  >  So i see no point in making it if it's not even gonna be used by default.
> >  >  I'm willing to make/adjust the exisiting one from fedora 8 to make it
> >  >  fit with the waves but only if a fedora official can promise me that
> >  >  it's gonna be in and ON by default (so no ugly plain looks in the lock
> >  >  dialog).
> >  >
> >
> > There may be a slightly large debate about this, because I think the
> >  artsy lock dialog is disabled by default upstream. However I'm all for
> >  this.
> >
> >  +1 -- ian
> any news here on those splashes?
> Current case is still that the F8 gnome splash is used in F9 and the
> lock dialog is still the plain ugly version. (tested on fully updated
> F9)

The lock dialog defaults to the "plain" version for usability reasons
-- that's something that's been decided upstream by GNOME and we
probably won't be changing it any time soon.

But *not* making a prettier dialog just because it's not the default
seems very silly to me.  After all, I work on maintaining packages
that aren't installed by default.  If everyone felt that doing
something not installed by default was not worth the effort, it would
be a pretty lame distro!

We even include a blurb in our release notes on how to make the pretty
lock dialog show up:


Anyone who's already followed that guidance will see a pretty themed
lock dialog *by default*.  What would *really* suck is for new users
to read the Release Notes, follow the instructions, and then see an
old F8 lock dialog when they tried it out.

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