Re: GNOME Art @ GUADEC
- From: Thomas Wood <thos gnome org>
- To: Luca Ferretti <elle uca libero it>
- Cc: gnome-themes-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME Art @ GUADEC
- Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 15:48:47 +0100
Luca Ferretti wrote:
We decided there was a need to reduce the number of unmaintained themes
in gnome-themes. It was agreed that the best themes to keep would be
Clearlooks, Crux and Mist, and that we should add a new
Industrial/Gorilla theme. I have already done the work to remove the
other themes, and have left Glider in as well, until a suitable
Industrial-based theme is created. These themes where chosen because
they were all relatively unique and did not look too similar, as this
has been one of the criticisms of gnome-themes in the past. The old
themes would be re-packaged in a one-off tarball to allow people to
install them if they wished.
Il giorno lun, 19/06/2006 alle 23.22 +0100, Thomas Wood ha scritto:
There are several things we could discuss at GUADEC this year, and since
many of the artists and maintainers of art modules will be there, it has
been suggested we hold an informal meeting. There is a gnome.org revamp
discussion at 10am on Thursday, 29th, which I assume a lot of you will
already be interested in, so I suggest that just afterwards (11am),
would be a good time to get together. Here are a few points I think we
* Tango: It's role in GNOME and other distributions
* The future of gnome-themes
- What themes to include
- What license to use
* Improvements and changes to the default theme
- Where are we heading?
* Revamp of GNOME theme manager
* Meta-Theme packaging
* plus anything else people want to discuss!
Any report about those stuff?
The licensing issue was also discussed, but unfortunately no one really
knows what the situation is. For the moment, things will stay as they
are, but if we want to add the Gorilla icon theme, we will have to
investigate further as Jakub wants this to be cc-by-sa. Sending an
e-mail to the FSF might be an idea here, to get some clarity on the
licensing relationship between icon themes and applications.
Tango is obviously going to play a big role in the future of the Gnome
appearance, since it is being used as the new style in the Gnome icon
theme. The Crux make over is also using Tango guidelines. We need to
revamp or just cleanup the Mist icon theme (flat-blue), but I don't know
whether this should use the Tango guidelines.
We also discussed moving the accessibility themes out of the theme
manager somehow, and perhaps placing them into an accessibility control
center applet. This would have to be approved by the usability list and
the control center team.
Finishing the SVG versions of the High Contrast icons was agreed to be a
priority, as well as trying to get applications to install their
accessibility icons into the HighContrast theme.
We didn't get time to discuss much about the future of the default
theme, but any comments on possible improvements or direction, or any
other comments on the points above, are very welcome!
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