Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490058
REF: Slim theme should match fedora release
Last modified: 2012-01-15 07:24:36 EST
Now that slim is consokekit aware I suspect more people may be using it.
it would be nice if it could use the theme based on the fedora release as kdm and gdm do.
Ie, a leonidas background for f11.
Also a mention of it being a Fedora machine might be nice in the event the machine was in a lab or the like. (Welcome to Fedora host X:)
This sounds like a project for the Art Team, i.e. providing a usable background...
Once the image is available, it can be made into a "Leonidas" theme for SLiM:
The old "default" background was a) huge b) deprecated, so it was recently removed.
Currently it is using a generic blue background from the desktop-backgrounds-basic package.
But "leonidas-backgrounds" is too big.
# background.png -> /usr/share/backgrounds/leonidas/normal/1400x1050/leonidas-1-noon_right.png
# Welcome message
welcome_msg Welcome to Fedora %host
Does slim scale the background? Ie, we need something that works for all monitor sizes as we don't know what monitor size the user will have.
How will the above work on my 1920x1200 monitor? or someone elses 800x600 netbook?
It does scales the background, but it still looks awful...
(and has done for the last couple of releases, like 8-10)
Last time it looked OK (slightly biased) was for Fedora 7,
and even then it looked nothing like the gdm/kdm theme did.
So it needs a *real* theme, with matching fonts and images.
(attaching some screenshots, downsampled to save space here)
Created attachment 335662 [details]
Created attachment 335664 [details]
Those look pretty good to me.
How will we handle the scaling though? Or you have made those images so they scale better/work at differing resolutions?
I haven't made any images, I just used the "default.jpg" background.
On top of that, there is a "panel.png" with transparency (the Login:).
After Fedora 7, the default.jpg was replaced with a random symlink
to one of the timeshifting PNG backgrounds (usually the "morning")
If you look at the desktop-backgrounds-compat package, you'll see it.
For Fedora 11, slim changed to use desktop-backgrounds-basic instead.
So, where are we here?
You don't want to make this change in rawhide unless there is a slim specific theme made?
Or are you willing to have it use the default image and the setup from comment #6?
The background *was* changed already in rawhide, because
desktop-backgrounds-compat (and all of its dependencies)
was too big for the sugar desktop who requested a change.
And since it looked bad anyway, it was easy to comply...
To change back, there should at least be a reasonable
looking theme proposal to use: "leonidas-slim-theme" RPM.
Someone suggested using a "fedora" theme configuration,
if available, but there is no such thing - only releases.
652K ./usr/share/backgrounds/images/default.jpg # (FlyingHigh)
So, using the (now deprecated!) "default" background adds
an extra 10-13M of packages with 1.0-1.5M for the image...
That is why I think the solar / leonidas slim themes should
go in separate packages, preferrably in the JPG format ?
Yeah, I see your point...
I don't suppose the art folks would be interested in adding a subpackage to the leonidas theme that had a smaller slim theme? I can try and inquire.
That would probably be the best, and have them work with the sugar folks.
I'm afraid I got busy and this dropped off my radar. ;(
I'll try and contact the art folks and see what can be done.
You can try again for Fedora 12, and the new slim maintainer...
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
hi, if you'd like the fedora design team to work on this for Fedora 12 I suggest you open up a ticket on our trac instance:
and also drop a note to email@example.com pointing to the ticket URL and giving some background on the issue.
Smaller package for 12, but the image is still too big.
Too big in disk space? or resolution? Or just looks bad?
(In reply to comment #20)
> Too big in disk space? or resolution?
Those two... It's a 2048 x 1536 RGBA PNG, no "default.jpg".
> Or just looks bad?
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F12_Artwork/Beta looks OK...
I don't think it's getting through. Maybe in Fedora 13.
Leaving slim themes up to the new maintainer (arbiter).
Came across this:
For XFCE have yum erased gdm.
yum installed slim with no problems to show.
For both XFCE, LXDE:
Came across this to change Slim Background.
Maybe build into install?
ln -s /usr/share/backgrounds/default.png /usr/share/slim/themes/default/background.jpg
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Changing version to 'rawhide' and add 'FutureFeature' keyword to prevent that bugzappers accidentally close this bug.
I was going to close it with a WONTFIX, but the bug can remain with the art department (https://fedorahosted.org/design-team/ticket/64) and slim maintainer.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
If it wasn't fixed few releases it should be closed.
Please reopen if someone willing provide such slim theme.