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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby MeanDean » 2010-11-09 22:22

holy shit....you got to be joking...
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-11-09 22:29

MeanDean wrote:holy shit....you got to be joking...

Please expand... (this should be interesting... :) ).
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby debil » 2010-11-10 00:23

MeanDean wrote:holy shit....you got to be joking...


Took the words right out of my mouth...
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby MeanDean » 2010-11-10 00:47

might as well went for this one
Image


I wonder if it is too late to do a 'discreet variant' of the spacefun theme. :wink:
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby nadir » 2010-11-10 01:01

Now i am very confused. What i did understand:
The next theme will be spacefun. Right?
Who the heck did vote for that?
Not that it does look like old-century only, it is ugly as can be...

It was there from the beginning, but it thought it was by a child. Kind of sad and funny....(sad: it hurts to tell someone: "sorry, pal, but what you did is shit. We won't even consider that.").

You oughta be kidding. I hope i did misunderstand that.
If not i gotta go old-stable.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby dejan034 » 2010-11-10 01:03

Took the words right out of my mouth...


+1 :roll:
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby llivv » 2010-11-10 05:43

So yous guys voted for the "Huge Space Balls" theme?
I wonder how long even yous guys will keep that theme on your desktops....

I have ciel background in KDE and fluxbox blackbox and I have lipstick in a blackbox/fluxbox style
I'm hoping to get around to loading lisp onto stumpwm for that authentic look...
I've posted huge space balls before in "What's your desktip look like" .... I'm still wondering if anyone liked it......
I have a minty fresh photo of Veronica Zemanova (debian swirl like curl in her hair) that floats wonderfully within the clouds of ciel
But I'm still searching for that elusive theme that will be my definitive default forever......
Hummm what would I suggest for the Debian theme???
The fuglier the better?
maybe that would help slow the migration over the ubantu to debian bridge...
in the kitchen with Julia ....
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Get on the D bus to B Can ....
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-11-10 10:45

I think that themes aren't that important in Debian, otherwise more people would have voted.
Debian is not the 1-click distro solution -- anyone using it expects to fiddle around with it.
Also, most of us have their themes in their home folder, which lets them survive even when
distro hopping.

Debian lives off its own merits -- it's stable, it's fast. I've rarely heard people ranting about
Debian's looks in reviews.

As for why I voted SpaceFun -- well, I like the wallpaper, and only that. The rest (like the splash screen)
looks really Commodore 64 to me. Lisp might technically be better, but I am no fan of that darker
Fedora-style blue. It makes me think of tooth paste (so do Fedora and Mandriva actually).
They also make me think of 2003, of KaZaA and Windows 98. Dunno why. The former version of
the brown wires looks cool, but I just don't like that many details as my background. It's too intrusive.
It looks really cool on the CDs though.

Sorry to say that, but Nightly is just plain ugly for me. So in a way, I'm glad that SpaceFun has won
over the other 2. Also, SpaceFun's wallpaper looks very cool with Shiki-Brave and the Gnome Brave
icons, all of which are in default Debian and don't require you to compile new stuff.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby debil » 2010-11-10 11:42

canci wrote:I think that themes aren't that important in Debian, otherwise more people would have voted.
Debian is not the 1-click distro solution -- anyone using it expects to fiddle around with it.

+1. This is the reason I didn't comment or vote in the first place.

Anyway, I took another look at the contenders.

    Nightly - Don't like the colors. Subject-matter would've allowed for much more interesting outcome. Also, the city, the moons and binoculars (sic) were a bit ugly. Or bugly.

    Space Fun - Wow, is this the stuff that covers the walls of a 10-year-old geek-to-come's room while he's playing with his "Little Scientist Kit"? Subsequent viewings don't make a difference: I'm speechless.

    Ciel - Most all-around or neutral (professional looking) of the contenders. Misty or blurry look is nice. Not a big fan of the type of red in the logo though. The earlier version without the "cloud lining" was better.

    Lisp Machine - Nice, but in parts only. The earlier versions of desktop background images were a bit too detailed as canci pointed out as well. The image works much better in the final background but why is it blue of all colors? And not a very nice tint of blue either...

From these, I couldn't pick a favorite since no contender plucked the syrupy strings of my heart gently enough. I would've combined the good parts from Ciel and Lisp Machine into a Ciel Machine of sorts, since Nightly and Space Fun were pretty much out of the question for me.

But well, my machines roll in the Sid and Testing wagon anyway so this is a no-issue personally.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-11-10 11:57

debil wrote:Ciel - Most all-around or neutral (professional looking) of the contenders. Misty or blurry look is nice. Not a big fan of the type of red in the logo though. The earlier version without the "cloud lining" was better.

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Lisp Machine - Nice, but in parts only. The earlier versions of desktop background images were a bit too detailed as canci pointed out as well. The image works much better in the final background but why is it blue of all colors? And not a very nice tint of blue either...[/list]


As for Ciel, since the last version, the grey version is back again and is called Ciel Discrete (cf. this image. )

Ulrich, the creator of Lisp, wanted to adjust Lisp to the Clearlooks default theme (as well as the Oxygen theme in KDE which is equally blue dominated). So he created a new version. Theme changes were out of the question (except for GDM/KDM/SLiM), because they were suggested post freeze.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby debil » 2010-11-10 12:24

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby MeanDean » 2010-11-10 15:58

I think that themes aren't that important in Debian, otherwise more people would have voted.

+1 for me, if I no likey I change it so it isn't important to me. But I would of thought it would of been a bit more important to have a very simple, neutral, universal default theme.

I've rarely heard people ranting about Debian's looks in reviews.

I bet you will hear it now. The only thing missing is zorg and buzz battling it out.

First and foremost, spacefun looks like a kids theme.
Second, it is way to busy. Too many elements. Too much going on.
I prefer my simplified version of the wallpaper
I almost like the star swirl but I never did feel like it 'fit' so it had to go. If I remove the planet and spaceship and then remove the color from the default spacefun wallpaper and have black/grey/white then spacefun looks better to me.

but oh well....whatever...
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby nadir » 2010-11-10 16:09

For me the theme is important.
"simple and neutral" sounds good to me.
ridiculous sounds not good to me. ugly neither.

I bet you will hear it now

Yup. The ones who didn't like http://www.debian.org will be like :shock:
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby beavenburt » 2010-11-10 20:18

That really is a shit theme. But then who gives a damn, themes are easily changed. Also on the plus side, a shit default theme like that may well keep the riff raff out.
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Re: Debian Ciel -- My Theme Proposal for Squeeze [HELP NEEDED!]

Postby canci » 2010-11-11 09:57

I have abandoned work on Debian Ciel. It is public domain, except for certain parts which are GPL.
I will also cease contributing and working together with the Debian Desktop mailing list, as the
consensus seems to be that people who do not contribute should have no right to vote on
non-technical things such as theme creation. This leads me to believe that a more widespread
vote was not favoured by some of the people on the mailing list and was therefore deliberately
not properly announced. Here is the discussion which led to my decision:

http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/ ... 00108.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/ ... 00110.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/ ... 00111.html
... (and possible follow-ups).

I seriously find it rather bold of the people involved to suggest that everyone who does not
contribute is automatically lazy and should not have a right to vote. What if a train cut off my
hands and I was unable to use Inkscape properly? Personally, I believe that everyone is capable
of voting for a theme -- it is not a matter like, say, how gcc is compiled or a similar technical issue.

Thank you for your feedback and support!
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