"Azul, azul, azul" is a wallpaper made by Fabián Orccón. It's based on "Las
tres luces", a digital painting made ("painted") by the same person. In
this wallpaper, the author express the loneliness. There are a sofa and a
hat, but they are separated; sometimes we feel alone, there are people
around us though. The lights represent those distractors in our life, which
make us feel happy, but actually they provide us of a fake happiness.
Finally, we got a distorted aspect of this aspect, and that's the reason
why the color is blue, because what we really got is a blue perspective of
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Fabián Orccón (cfoch)
I really don't want to start this discussion again, but I clearly have no
choice, as this is starting to become one of the only areas where we offer
We have a problem with the default boot splash. It tries to convey progress
but we don't have a good way to tell how far in the boot process we are
(eg. if we do fsck or selinux relabel, it will appear stuck for some time,
which is a bad user experience).
Since we don't have any actual progress data, using a progress indicator
there is silly.
Few release cycles ago, the Desktop team wanted to change the boot splash
to a minimalistic throbber. This does look better, but caused a lot of
flamewars and stupid conspiracy theories on this list and the marketing
list, and we vetoed the change.
The reason we (as a team) vetoed this decision was that the Fedora logo was
not exposed anywhere in the OS. but since then, upstream GDM added a way
for us to display the fedora logo on the login screen, and the boot process
got way faster (and I'm going to try to convince people to optimize it
further for Fedora 19 by default, because it is possible).
The fedora logo on the boot splash will only be seen for around 0.5 seconds
on a modern machine, and before that there is the filling, meaningless and
confusing bubble progress thing.
In Fedora 18, we added a feature called Offline System Updates, which means
certain updates will be installed on reboot to decrease chances of things
breaking. Some of them might take a while to install, and the current boot
splash is not a good way to convey information about such a long process.
I suggest we replace it with a minimalistic throbber, perhaps a text
indicating which release you are running (or simple words like "starting",
"stopping", "restarting" and so forth). When there is a long process
happening in the background, such as selinux relabel, fsck or package
install, we should
1) Indicate this with a simple text (reminding the user not to force-off
the machine to protect their data might be a good idea too)
2) Show a simple progress bar (which will be less confusing than the bubble)
In my opinion, those changes will improve the Fedora user experience.
Yes, maybe 0.5 seconds of the logo that we all love so much will be gone,
but, well... Fedora users already knows they are using Fedora, and the
login screen shows that too.
And if you really, really want the logo to be there for those few seconds
(despite everything I've said and despite the fact that not flashing a logo
everywhere will not make Fedora to be less Fedora, our logo is just a logo
- there are more basic things that makes us special and makes our users
happy), we could put a small version of it in the top left corner, so it'll
be not intrusive.
Thanks for reading this.
We are still looking for ideas and submissions for Fedora Audio
wallpapers. We've has some good suggestions but no submissions yet.
In the interests of getting something together before release, perhaps
we should not concern ourselves too much with the Audio aspect of the
theme - but simply head for something minimal that suits the desktop
theme we've chosen. We are going for a darker desktop theme - candiates
so far are Oxygen or Caledonia.
I've packaged the Caledonia KDE themes in my repo here:
Look, I'm really no good at this stuff - and my packaging workload to
get this spin ready for release is already immense, so I'd love it if
someone would like to take this on. I'll also be responsible for
packaging the whole fedora-jam-kde-theme in the end, so if anyone wants
some help in writing kde themes let me know. Our goal is to have a
unique look and feel rather than just a KDE spin with audio packages.
Anyway, I've thrown together a simple background where I think the blue
contrasts nicely with the darkness of the caledonia theme. Here are
whole screenshots to give some context (the first one was me being lazy
with colorize giving the rings, but you get the idea). The wave form is
just an idea I have been playing around with. It will probably go. Would
love it if people could suggest some ideas or even submit some backgrounds!
For the FUDCon in EMEA, I am going to produce a tablecloth, could
someone provide me a pdf file at the full size or 1/4?
I would like Fedora (and the logo) written on one side (the Front
side), and the 4F logo at the middle, (which would be the top side).
Do you get the idea ? The Fedora logo could be printed on each side as
the price would be the same.. You have better design skills than me :)
I would like to send it in production tomorrow to get it shipped next
week, but that will probably work by Wednesday too.
It would be 3×3m, they ask me the graphics in pdf. Sorry for the short deadline.
Thanks so much,