[Design-team] Wallpaper proposal: mosaic glow

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 19:32:25 UTC 2009


On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 09:51:10AM +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> On 07/28/2009 07:06 PM, Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira wrote:
> > Em 28-07-2009 12:42, Máirín Duffy escreveu:
> >>
> >> I put together a quick proposal based on Nicu's photoshoot of the
> >> mosaics in Bucharest. Actually it's sort of similar to the F6 wallpaper,
> >> which I realized afterwards. :( But maybe it would be a good
> >> supplementary wallpaper. Here it is:
> >>
> >> https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/0/0b/Fedora12_mosaic-glow_mo.png
> 
> Wow! you hit me big time with nostalgia about Mola's FC6 design, which I 
> liked *a lot* at the time (but this one is much better from an usability 
> point of view).
> 
> > Good, but the effects are very similar to the Fedora 6 default wallpaper.
> 
> But this is not a bad thing. We always said some interesting concepts 
> may be revisited later (like F7's starry night, moon or flying), just 
> not in the subsequent releases.
> And in various (unscientific) pools, FC6's DNA theme is considered an 
> all time favorite by many users.

I've read that quite a bit myself.  I have no idea how it fares in
usability measurements but I know several people who hung on to their
FC6 backgrounds up until around F9 or later.  That's all anecdotal,
but suffice it to say that having a hint of something we used in a
different way before isn't, by definition, a bad thing.

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