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Q1 2017 Visual Refresh
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Bikeshedding time

Every significant release we visually refresh the ISO prior to release.

Help us to choose (from our existing selection, though contributions are welcome):

  • A default wallpaper for the Budgie ISO
  • A default wallpaper for the MATE ISO

Further discussion points:

  • Cursor theme? We currently use Breeze, and I've gone off it. Happy to keep it if people want it.. but, yknow. Discussion++
ikey created this task.Feb 17 2017, 9:54 AM

Mate edition so far, I've setup using arc red theme and the default cursor for mate. But that's just my setup. As for wallpaper. That's I dunno. So many good options.

Shrug added a subscriber: Shrug.Feb 17 2017, 4:10 PM

I'd stick with the Breeze cursor and Arc Darker GTK theme. I wouldn't add new wallpapers to the ISO, but I'd set another default wallpapers. BogFlower for Solus Budgie and Local Leaf for Solus MATE would be good IMO.

GTK theme isn't changing :)

Why not using the same wallpaper for both?
It would help giving a stronger visual identity.

PS: Wouldn't it be good to name the Default theme "Solus" or something ?

DataDrake triaged this task as High priority.Feb 17 2017, 8:54 PM

Maybe this still has some relevance to the wallpaper question: https://dev.solus-project.com/T1705

Yeah I agree they're related issues

Why not using the same wallpaper for both?
It would help giving a stronger visual identity.

PS: Wouldn't it be good to name the Default theme "Solus" or something ?

We don't rename other peoples stuff. The GTK theme is Arc, thus it remains Arc. horst3180 created it, not us :)

Awwkaw added a subscriber: Awwkaw.Feb 18 2017, 2:12 PM
moriel5 added a subscriber: moriel5.EditedFeb 18 2017, 6:25 PM

I personally prefer the Win-8-NS cursor theme, although some people may not be too keen on something that looks like Microsoft's offering.
Note: It's a bit tricky finding the latest version on gnome-look.com, the other versions don't integrate as well, given that there is missing code(?) or something of the sort.

Thisuu added a subscriber: Thisuu.Feb 19 2017, 2:39 AM

@ikey : You should rename this task into March 2017 Visual Refresh now ;)

I personally prefer the Adwaita cursor theme. I think it's better to find on black and white backgrounds

I definitely prefer a black cursor with a thicker outline. I found breeze a lot easier to lose especially when using lighter colored themes.

I prefer the DMZ-White cursor theme, particularly on otherwise dark themes. I'm not a fan of how Adwaita is black with a white border on dark backgrounds and white with a black border on light backgrounds. Maybe if it was the other way around, but I'd prefer that my mouse cursor didn't change color at all.

Are there any plans to possibly change icon themes? I'm liking the look of the Papirus theme.

For wallpaper I was thinking maybe BrittasLake or Excl_Focal_Leaf. Leaning toward BrittasLake for MATE and Excl_Focal_Leaf for Budgie, but both work for both if you go through with the idea of unified wallpapers between editions.

I was also thinking Excl_Autumn_Retreat as the default login screen image and the desktop wallpaper image as the lock screen image (though BrittasLake looks a lot better than Excl_Focal_Leaf on the lock screen).

ikey renamed this task from February 2017 Visual Refresh to Q1 2017 Visual Refresh.Mar 27 2017, 8:44 PM

I was also thinking Excl_Autumn_Retreat as the default login screen image and the desktop wallpaper image as the lock screen image (though BrittasLake looks a lot better than Excl_Focal_Leaf on the lock screen).

I don't think it makes sense to utilize an autumn-themed picture for a snapshot in spring time and I prefer Excl_Focal_Leaf over BrittasLake. The latter lacks focus and is overall an inferior shot.

It's already been chosen

JoshStrobl closed this task as Resolved.Apr 10 2017, 8:47 PM
JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

Marking as resolved. We have since chosen our default wallpapers and updated the cursor theme.