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Re: Artwork Quality (was Re: Sound themes)

Bill Nottingham wrote:

They almost certainly are. The audience for Fedora Electronics Lab
wouldn't be the same audience as for Fedora Desktop, which isn't
(necessarily) the same audience as Fedora KDE, which isn't the
same audience as 'the Fedora spin'. I'm pretty sure the audience
for the latter has never been clearly defined.

The thing is that we want to make easier for people to "get" Fedora, with a simplified download page and such, offering as default a single option and this option is the Desktop spin, effectively making it the main spin.

Since every Fedora <foo> inherits from the same package set (which includes artwork), this becomes a sticky wicket - we end up with continual
conflict one way or another whenever anyone actually attempts to make a
change that is for a particular audience. One example is artwork. Another
might be the tty that X starts on, just to pick something out of a hat.

I'm not sure what the solution is. Having the art group create different
artwork for all the different targets we may serve with our spins?
I suspect there's a resource problem there. Moreover, it's not like
we fork initscripts for different spins, or desktop packages, etc.

We get from time to time requests for such customized artwork, he most recent which come to my mind is the Security spin. Sometime the requests are meet with resistance by people like me who does not understand the need of a Fedora spin with a different look and feel (or the purpose of still calling it Fedora) and sometime they get followed with some artwork. But usually in such cases the artwork is... how I can say in not-offending words? ...less than perfect, since it is developed on a shortcut, not a full process. It may have not the best usability or
violate the guidelines (logo usage).

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