Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.
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Dull
by CuriosityKills on Sun 31st Jul 2005 16:49 UTC
CuriosityKills
Member since:
2005-07-10

Why does it feel so dull. I mean really, the default colors should be a bit more vibrant. Look at JDS, it has one of the best themes ever created for GNOME. It looks so much more professionally created and alive than the pictures given in article.

I know i can change GNOME colors but if someone is going to buy a PC in the market and has GNOME with default and JDS side by side, i bet they will feel much attracted to JDS.

At least they should take Longhorn approach and if you have good graphics card, make the default theme better.

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RE: Dull
by rayiner on Sun 31st Jul 2005 16:57 in reply to "Dull"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

JDS is unbearably fugly. Who thought of using purple in a UI??? "Vibrant" is a bad thing when you have to stare at it for hours a day...

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RE[2]: Dull
by CuriosityKills on Sun 31st Jul 2005 17:08 in reply to "RE: Dull"
CuriosityKills Member since:
2005-07-10

May be then our taste differs. I like even XP blue color theme better than the given GNOME ones. And yes i use PC almost 12 hours a day everyday and no i don't find colors distracting. Vibrant doesn't mean bright, it means more lively.

When i look at my PC, i should feel its more alive rather than dull. I like JDS color scheme but thats a matter of taste i guess.

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RE: Dull
by 3kirt on Sun 31st Jul 2005 17:21 in reply to "Dull"
3kirt Member since:
2005-07-06

Well there's no accounting for taste.. A default theme should be, IMO, more muted and "dull" as you put it. It's not supposed to draw attention to itself; it only needs to be aesthetically pleasing and usable. Clearlooks and the default icon theme accomplish this goal admirably, IMO.

People that want a desktop that yells at them are free to install something more like the JDS theme..

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