A pretty please (regrading Fedora 9 theme)

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 22:36:56 UTC 2008

On 1/1/08, Máirín Duffy <duffy at redhat.com> wrote:
> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > Here are one audio review which also says artwork for Fedora 8 is lacking:
> > http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/fedora-8-audio-review/
> >
> > and one random forum comment:
> > "Artwork quite poor compared to version 7."
> > http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=43139#p43139
> I could point at a lot more reviews and magazine articles that saw it as
> an improvement. It's artwork, it's subjective, you can't please everyone
> and if you do you're probably doing something wrong. For every negative
> comment I've seen or heard about the F8 theme, I've seen 9 or 10
> positive ones.

Did you listen to Linux Action Show podcast review in the link that is
provided? They also mention icons and few other issues, but best
listen to it if you can.

> The wallpaper could have been more exciting, yes. The rest of the
> artwork I think is better with a more simple design, though, without too
> much in-your-face branding. We don't want the distro to be akin to an
> overly gaudy person wearing way too much makeup, you know?

I see your point of view and I understand it. I must tell you that I
don't have anything againgst Fedora design but I honestly don't see
any big difference between Fedora 6 (which I run at work) and Fedora 8
which I run at home. If I took screenshots and compared them I would
probably see differences but to an ordinary user and not art team who
works on those changes they are so subtle that we don't see them. Only
real difference we users actually see is the wallpaper.

I use fedora desktop around 10h per day but I look at firefox, gaim
and openoffice and not widgets. The parts of the Gnome I look the most
are top and bottom panels and of course wallpaper...

> ~m

Could I trouble you for an oppinion?
Did you have an opportunity to run LinuxMint? If not please look at
this screenshot:

What do you think about the theme on Gnome panels. I believe that
fedora hasn't changer it's... maybe ever, no? What is your opinion on
that? I must admit that the LinuxMint design team really surprised
me... they had some "experiments" with the look of their distro that
didn't came out well in some previous version, but I must admit that I
really love the panels - it is subtle but still looks very nice.

Thank you,

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