[Design-team] The Theme

John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
Tue Jun 23 23:34:05 UTC 2009

Nicu Buculei said the following on 06/22/2009 12:17 AM Pacific Time:
> On 06/20/2009 01:27 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:12:24PM -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>>> We could handle the 4 broader-community readymades as a separate
>>> project.
>> Does this mean that there would be a fallback to some default theme or
>> background if we miss the particular deadlines?  In other words, is
>> the plan to build a safety net that is something other than the
>> dreaded all-nighter(s)?
> Even it this was not the intention behind it (the intention is to cover
> the needs/tastes of a larger user base), yes, it can work like this: if
> at the last moment we find the "default" wallpaper is not good enough as
> a default, we can switch it with one of the 4.
> However, those 4 will probably not fill the bill for the default
> (abstract, vector, themed), since we will encourage people to go crazy
> for the alternatives.
>>>>         * be stricter about deadlines
>>> +1
>> I think this ticket review process would really help -- there are no
>> surprises for anyone.  And if something falls on the floor for lack of
>> attention, then it's fair to simply let it do so.  And having a
>> fallback means that there's no catastrophe, and no one's held hostage
>> to unreasonable expectations.
> Hope we will get to talk more about it at FUDCon, but here is my latest
> idea: run the new wallpaper system as an official feature for F12 (the
> feature is not the wallpaper, but the process), this will help us get
> better exposure (and maybe more contributors) and also make us more
> strict with the deadlines.

This would mean that all the artwork would need to be done by Feature 
Freeze on 2009-07-28.

Also note that the what was previously targeted for "being completed by 
the Beta release" is now the "alpha release" because of 


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