Community Feedback on Theme Work so far (part 2)

Máirín Duffy duffy at
Fri Dec 22 22:52:37 UTC 2006

Hey folks,

So we still continue to get feedback on what we came up with for round 
1, both in my blog post and in Fedora Forum. Here's a recap:

1) Fedora Forum Feedback

Martin Sourada created a poll on the different submissions we had at the 
end of round 1 (based on the blog post (see #2 below). By far the top 
two were Planet and Borealis:

There also seem to be some concerns about the themes appearing 
'child-like', and 'not professional enough'. (I did let folks know that 
the images they were looking at were rough conceptual art and that we're 
in the process of refinement.)

2) Blog Post Feedback

I announced round 2 of the theme process in my blog (which the Fedora 
News article linked to) and as a result we're still getting tons of replies:

The feedback is very very strongly for planet. People really seem to 
like the idea: "The image really reflects the vast possibility of the 
Fedora Project." "Im with the Fedora Planet because it punches the most 
meaningful theme to the user. Looking at it, the first thing that came 
out in my mind about fedora for its background that flashes the infinite 
spaces that unknown to us which exactly as same as the fedora's logo 
itself. The planet which fedora's logo in it also mark the global fedora 
which means that it will someday be the most OS uses in the world or far 

Another thing mentioned in the replies here are mashing up the different 
submissions - eg. 'justnerds' suggested:

"This may be impractical, but what about taking a couple of the other 
themes (planet, borealis), and putting them on the balloons in the 
Flying High wallpaper/theme." and "there may be a synergy by combining 
Planet & Flying High."

We got feedback that FC6 was too dark and that FC7's theme should be 
lighter. "I LOVE the light blue... it looks more friendly than the dark 
one, which is in FC6..."

We also got more feedback on a more 'natural' theme - "i think that the 
right is put just "natural images", no cars, and airplanes, and 
"high-tech" stuff, 'cause there are people that won't like of this, like me"

Anyway, these are what I got out of the feedback. Feel free to take a 
look at the feedback directly and let's discuss what you got out of it 
and where we should go based on it!


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