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Old 08-22-2008, 07:57 PM
"Paul W. Frields"
 
Default R: Solar Round 2 updates

On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 15:31 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Samuele Storari wrote:
> > I'm a little hurry right now, but just a quite response about the brushes:
> >
> > http://hawksmont.com/blog/gimp-brushes-moon/
> >
> > Here u find the brushes I've used, Totally free and open.
>
> Actually I think there are a few pieces of the terms of use that may be
> problematic because it's not a standard license like CC-SA and while it
> says okay for commercial use, there's a lot of restrictions on
> commercial use it seems.
>
> So this sounds like a non-commercial license... honestly though I don't
> know much about this stuff. We could have someone more knowledgeable
> (like spot) review the usage agreement to make sure it's okay, or I
> could easily make a set of moon brushes to use instead. A lot of images
> of the moon have been made public domain by NASA, so it shouldn't be
> hard to find high-resolution moon images to do this with and we could
> even package up the brush files and ship them in Fedora as well.

Personally, I am LOVING the Solar artwork. Samuele, I would ask that
you consider doing the following:

* Remove the moons - I believe these are distracting to the eye and
possibly might confuse users. I have seen my children react to desktop
icons like that sometimes.

* Remove the "aura" in the middle - It's very bright and interferes with
desktop icons that are placed in that area. The solar body does not
have this problem because its bright areas are not as wide.

I agree with Mo that the GRUB screen might need some slight tweaking,
but the other banners are *BEAUTIFUL*. I hope people will not interpret
this as negativity toward any other theme, because I think we have MANY
great ideas this time.

Enough, in fact, that we should consider:
(1) holding a runner-up for Fedora 11 to use then, and/or
(2) packaging one or more of these as alternates for Fedora 10, like a
"10th release ultra-mega-party pack theme extravaganza!" ;-)

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:20 PM
Máirín Duffy
 
Default R: Solar Round 2 updates

Paul W. Frields wrote:

Enough, in fact, that we should consider:
(1) holding a runner-up for Fedora 11 to use then, and/or
(2) packaging one or more of these as alternates for Fedora 10, like a
"10th release ultra-mega-party pack theme extravaganza!" ;-)


Seriously, I hope you didn't read my message as being overly negative
Samuele! It's extremely impressive work you're doing.


I think that if we end up with more than one theme that makes it to
round three, that we should hold a Fedora community vote similar to how
we choose the release name (the Board could maybe be given some veto
power in exceptional circumstances to pre-whittle down the choices as in
the release name suggestion process but none of the artwork we've got
thus far I think would require that.)


Do you think setting up such a vote would be possible, Paul? We'll know
which ones make it to round three by September 1 so we'd want to vote as
soon as possible after that.


Any runner-ups should be packaged and available. I understand the way
theming works this may be difficult, but at the very least we should be
able to ship the runner-up wallpapers in base Fedora so they'll always
available for selection in the backgrounds capplet.


~m

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:55 AM
Nicu Buculei
 
Default R: Solar Round 2 updates

Samuele Storari wrote:


I need a little help to convert my image in the 15 color with Gimp, can someone help me?... thanks


In fact for GRUB you need a 16 colors image, with one color reserved for
black and another for white, so practically 14 colors.


GIMP: Image -> Mode -> Indexed, set maximum number of colors to 14 and
try with various types of dithering.
The result will *not* be perfect so you will have to do some cleaning
with a brush (a normal brush or clone).


Sometime the result is simply not good enough so you have to create a
simpler version of the image for this purpose.


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