Desktop Graphics Approval committee?

Julien Olivier julo at
Tue Dec 2 14:21:43 UTC 2003

> And as you pointed out, what makes the web (and by extension
> computing) so popular is it's absolute inclusiveness. If a
> "" (or whatever) becomes a popular, well
> trafficked and active site that anyone is free to submit work to, then
> a year from now, the fact that users download theme "x" 90% of the
> time will tell the Fedora developers "hey- you need to look at this".
> If something like that doesn't take off, they're not encumbered with a
> few people trying to vote on whether icon "y" should be blue or green.
> And in either case, that group of 5 users who want a Jimi
> Hendrix/Darth Vader theme in ancient sanskrit can still have that,
> too.

IMO, what is needed is a tool to easily create cross-desktop bitmap
themes (icon themes, GTK/XUL/QT widget styles and Metacity themes all in
one tool), and a website to browse/download install them easily (as
Fedora RPMs).

Julien Olivier <julo at>

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