fedora-logo and fedora-themes discussions

Aleksandra Bookwar admin at bookwar.info
Fri Apr 15 13:36:22 UTC 2011

>> 2) customization of themes and colors in gnome 3 desktop in Fedora 15
>> http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/desktop/2011-April/007130.html
>> I think that these topics are important for promoting Fedora 15 to
>> end-users and Fedora Marketing Team should be involved.
> If GNOME Shell has no support for changing these without extensions, I
> am not sure what marketing can say about that.    Can you clarify what
> you are asking here?  It's important to understand the difference
> between marketing in a traditional software environment and in a open
> source project. In a traditional environment, marketing goes to
> customers or end users, gathers data and provides input on what
> engineering should focus on and a sub division responsible for branding
> decides how products how should be branded however in a open source
> project, marketing is usually focused on promoting what developers come
> up with and while this isn't the ideal situation,  in a open community,
> we can merely influence but not dictate.

As I wrote in the cited mail to desktop@, Gnome-Shell does have tools
for desktop customization. And they are almost ready to be available
in Fedora repos. The idea of my post is not to change anything deep in
the code or development ways, but to change slightly the priority of
some bugs and packages.

Fedora 15 release can step a little bit aside from straightforward
"use what we gave you" Gnome approach and give more to the user just
by shipping good-quality "gnome-tweak-tool" and
"gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme" packages by default.

And this is the thing I thought Marketing Team could help with. Of
course I don't want you to dictate anything, but to help with finding
the ways to convince responsible people, to provide better arguments
and to work on the right solution.

Best regards,
Aleksandra Bookwar

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