Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Feb 2008 00:50 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The completely new theme for Ubuntu 8.04 has been deferred to the following release. The original plan was to have a fresh theme for every long-term-support release, starting with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Now it has been decided to put off the redesign until Ubuntu 8.10. Many theme concepts can be found in the Ubuntu Artwork wiki.
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RE[2]: Changes
by toogreen on Thu 7th Feb 2008 17:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Changes"
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I totally second that. I find it very strange that something as simple to change as a THEME needs to be delayed when they are going forward with DRASTIC new technological features such as PolicyKit and PulseAudio... I mean these things haven't been tested at all on a large scale, how can they be ready for an LTS!?

I don't mind delaying the theme, but then I would delay the LTS release as well... I think 8.04 should be a normal release, in order to fully test drive the new technologies and architectural changes, as well as apply all the bug fixes, before releasing an LTS.

I'm truly intrigued by these strange decisions. A new theme should be no big deal at all... no?

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