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

Leo sdl.web at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 18:58:30 UTC 2006

* Máirín Duffy (2006-12-20 12:58 -0500) said:
> How do OOo, Gimp, and Eclipse splash screens provide the best user
> experience possible...? They don't. They provide a fuller 'brand
> experience' for sure, but that's different from 'user experience'
> (former benefits us more than it would users.)
> The best user experience possible is applications loading up so
> quickly you don't need a splash screen to provide feedback that yes,
> the application is loading.

But not much we can do to improve their startup time at this time. So
a splash screen will be in those apps for Fedora 7.

>> I would remind everyone many of the other distro's
>> (Ubuntu/openSuSE/Zenwalk/Vector/and the list goes on) have decided
>> to theme the splash screens of Open Office and Gimp. I do not know
>> how they came to that decision but I believe they simply want to
>> provide the best user experience possible.
> We need to be a leader, not a follower. Just because others are doing
> something doesn't mean it's a good idea.

I like this attitude :)

Some of those distros have reached nearly complete theme across the
Desktop and the splash screen might as well make it more complete. We
are not in this stage though.

Leo <sdl.web AT gmail.com>                         (GPG Key: 9283AA3F)

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