[FC7 theme proposal] Flying High with Fedora 7 - Round 2

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Wed Dec 20 08:51:59 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 02:13 -0500, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> I don't think we should be changing the Gimp and Open Office's splash 
> screens - those products have their own brand identity. I do think, 
> though, there are other themeable bits we should definitely look into - 
> e.g., the default 'you've got webserver!' html for when you first setup 
> apache on a Fedora system, or if we're going with a face browser, the 
> default avatars available for people to choose from.

Certainly. Perhaps such artwork, given that it's system wide and all
would most likely be generic insofar that it would work with any theme
we make default for a given Fedora release. So it would probably default
to using the official Fedora logo. As such, we probably wouldn't need to
update it for newer Fedora releases either.

> Right, we should definitely consider the amount of extra work involved 
> for package maintainers. Although if we can provide our own patches, 
> it's not really much of a load, correct?

Agree, it's probably not a lot of work.

> I don't think it can be argued that they will go unnoticed. The Gimp and 
> OOo are definitely widely-used apps. If it was deemed important for 
> Fedora branding purposes (which I don't agree it is, but w/e) it 
> wouldn't be a waste of effort.

Yeah. Again, if a splash screen (or for that matter, any piece of art
work) cannot follow the user's theme we should probably aim for using
something that will work with any theme a'la similar to the Apache and
default avatars.


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