Linked by David Adams on Sun 7th Sep 2008 05:12 UTC, submitted by computerishcat
Graphics, User Interfaces Now that the second deadline for Fedora 10 themes has been reached, the remaining theme proposals have matured and gotten much, much better. At this point, it is clear that no matter what theme is chosen, Fedora 10 will look great. Still, all themes are not equal. These are some of the best, though.
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by AbuHassan on Sun 7th Sep 2008 06:20 UTC
AbuHassan
Member since:
2008-08-26

Since when have desktop wallpapers constituted a "theme"?

Maybe it's just me.

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RE: ????
by Bully on Sun 7th Sep 2008 08:38 in reply to "????"
Bully Member since:
2006-04-07

I guess there is more to them then just the wallpaper.
Though it's odd that that's the only part they show.

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RE: ????
by Liquidator on Sun 7th Sep 2008 08:46 in reply to "????"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

This is what I thought too ;)

This is a real screenshot of the theme here though: http://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/e/e6/Screenshot.png if you dig down a bit and here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/F10Themes/Solar

The theme is nice although the only element of the theme that is new is the wallpaper ;)

I would like changes and enhancements in the following elements of the theme: widgets, scrollbars, toolbars, status bars, icons, cursors. But the Gnome default theme is pretty nice and clean already. I personally like a lot RedHat-based distros themes (Fedora, Centos, RHEL) and openSUSE's Gnome themes. Nice job.

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RE: ????
by jack_perry on Sun 7th Sep 2008 11:37 in reply to "????"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

It isn't just wallpaper; the theme extends also to the installation window, GRUB, and others.

Check out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemingOverview which also has nice examples.

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by qroon on Sun 7th Sep 2008 13:00 in reply to "RE: ????"
qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

Well, going through the link you gave, we can safely say that they are indeed themes. Maybe the OP was like me, who expect over all theme, like widgets, icon and window decoration. ;)

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by irbis on Sun 7th Sep 2008 17:12 in reply to "RE: ????"
irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

It isn't just wallpaper; the theme extends also to the installation window, GRUB, and others. Check out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemingOverview which also has nice examples.

It still looks like a background theme only, so basically just a couple of desktop backgrounds, and matching backgrounds for maybe a GRUB and a login window too. Big amazing news... We already have dozens and hundreds of those and it is not that difficult for users to have their own personal ones either. What about theming widgets, window manager etc? That I might call worth a news entry, this, well, just some (maybe?) rather ok looking backgrounds - like what we have seen dozens of times before already.

"The Amazing Artwork of Fedora 10" ??
Maybe a rather ok blog entry title (like it is originally), but here on Osnews it sounds like bombastic hype only. Geeks who like scifi and such stuff might like these backgrounds, however. Others? Not so sure?

Edited 2008-09-07 17:26 UTC

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