The Fedora Project Board met this week to discuss issues surrounding the upcoming release of Fedora 7. Though originally scheduled for release on April 26, that date has now been moved back to May 24, dashing the development team’s plan to debut the final release at this year’s Red Hat Summit. One thing that Summit attendees will see, though, is the artwork that has been selected as Fedora 7’s new theme.
Next Fedora Release Delayed, New Theme Design Selected
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2007-02-23 9:32 pmJoe User
I didn’t like this wall paper.
Fedora Core 7, code named “Nobody Loves Raymond”
2007-02-23 10:49 pmjshin
Or, don’t give him more attention that he deserves. Call it the “Everybody Loves Linus” edition.
2007-02-23 11:10 pmTommyD
EDIT: Except the Gnome developers!
Edited 2007-02-23 23:11
I’m ok with the release being set back to get things right the first time, but I’d be damned ashamed to have fruity lookin hot air balloons on my desktop. The artwork for Fedora just keeps getting freakier and freakier.
2007-02-23 8:47 pmRahul
Artwork preference is very subjective. The user in the first post likes it very much but you dont. If the wallpaper which can be changed in a few seconds is the only thing you dont like in Fedora 7, I would consider the release a grand success
Edited 2007-02-23 20:47
2007-02-23 8:56 pmManers
IMHO it would be great to package the artwork from previous versions. Personally, I like the DNA theme in FC6 and I would appreciate to see it after upgrade to F7 🙂
2007-02-23 9:01 pmRahul
That’s a good idea. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons why the artwork team in Fedora has a rule about not including version numbers in any of the artwork. I have send a note to fedora-art list about getting the older themes packaged in the later versions.
Edited 2007-02-23 21:03
2007-02-23 11:11 pmEl-Al
Man…it must be fairly cold up there! These guys have serious fires burning in their balloons. I guess they have to keep warm somehow?
I hope they still include the install of both DE (Gnome&KDE) the direction Ubuntu is not my favorite. Fedora may have a few problems but RedHat is the standard for the Enterprise and the best test platform for the production environment.
I have used them all since 1999 and basically found the best home in Fedora…
2007-02-23 9:13 pmRahul
Yes. There hasnt been any move to drop any desktop environments from the release. Only to separate the different spins to suit the preferences of end users who will use a particular desktop environment but not the other one.
For the general release of Fedora 7 (but not first couple of test releases due to other priorities), there is a plan to include a DVD spin which has every single package in the Fedora repository. This will include GNOME, KDE, Xfce, fluxbox etc etc. This is suitable for mass retail redistribution for folks who dont have good network or online access to install packages from a repository.
Also for those who prefer a single CD, there will be installable live cd images available. Perhapos more importantly, the entire set of tools to build a custom or derivative distribution is now available as Free and open source software.
For more details , see https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-February/msg0…
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/7 (esp custom distribution specifications)
PS: It’s Fedora 7, not FC7 since one of the biggest changes for this release is the merge of core and extras software repositories.
Edited 2007-02-23 21:15
2007-02-24 12:43 amSEJeff
WHat is the real problem? If you are using kubuntu and you want to try gnome, installing ubuntu-desktop from synaptic or via apt-get will give you gnome.
If you are using ubuntu (gnome) and would like to try kde, sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop will let you try out kde.
It really isn’t that hard.
2007-02-24 4:40 ambutters
He didn’t say there was a problem, he just said he doesn’t like Ubuntu, and that he’s been a loyal RH/Fedora user for about 8 years. On forums, you don’t have to give any explanation for why you feel a certain way. If you feel the need, you tell people about your preferences, and if others agree, they mod you up.
It’s dumb, but many people take comfort in the fact that others might possibly care about their personal preferences. It alleviates the anxiety associated with the realization that most people wouldn’t notice if you suddenly dropped dead.
I suggest that everybody think of some way that they can use their individual skills to do something they enjoy that will make a positive impact on other people’s lives. Because when it’s all said and done, life is about being happy and making others happy, not about which Linux distribution you prefer.
Oooh, that wallpaper is pretty. Still, I can’t help but have it remind me of CorelDraw….
Sort of has a dreamy fantasy type look to it, pretty and peaceful. Reminds me of some of the artwork on digitalblasphemy (hey, if you want some uber-l337 green on black matrix/ghost in the shell background to make yourself feel cool, go ahead… 😉
F7. Doesn’t that make you think of a key on your keyboard?
2007-02-23 10:08 pmrklrkl
> F7. Doesn’t that make you think of a key on your keyboard?
Which is why Fedora 13 will be called Fedora Print Screen 🙂
I was hoping the FC7 theme would be based off of the same artist’s lite brite fedora background:
I congratulate them idea to insert 2MB PNG into content without actual resizing.
Edited 2007-02-23 22:02
Looks great in my ion3 desktop!…LoL
Seriously…how cares about background image in a linux distro, when most of the time is hidden from the user ?
By the way…this artwork looks good
love the new wallpaper,, but i have to say Fedora is doing the right job by delaying T2 of F7, i myself can wait, this Release has to be just about spot on, if not perfect, as Rahul has said, if people don’t like the wallpaper, they can always change it in a matter of a few seconds,
At first, hot air baloons didn’t seem so good to me. After looking at the image in full screen, I sarted to like it, a lot. So much that I did this: http://linux-geeks.blogspot.com/ (look at the latest post).
2007-02-24 7:15 pmsultanqasim
Sorry for making sound like an advertisement
2007-02-24 10:37 pmapoclypse
I’m an Ubuntu user but I must say that I’m enamored with Fedora’s art team. there stuff is fresh and new and just a bit quirky. I have no issues with Ubuntu’s color scheme its the hohum theme that gets me. Fedora has been doing a great job with this. I know what I’m going to be installing on my third harddrive. Thats not saying I’m moving back to Fedora cause frankly there are other issues I have with the distro, but I ill definately use it once in a while.
… to get new wallpaper, I’m going to flee. There is something wrong with a distribution that drops legacy support in favour of eye-candy. There is something wrong with a distribution that loses a high profile user (yes, I mean ESR) then announces the following week which skin will paint their next release.
Yes the balloons are beautiful, but I’d rather fetch the wallpaper myself and have support for my FC4 system. The install is only 2 or 3 years old after all.
2007-02-25 5:34 amFinalzone
There is something wrong with a distribution that drops legacy support in favour of eye-candy.
Lack of man power. Maintaining a legacy distribution is much harder than you think especially when it comes to bandwith. Since there is another alternative like CentOS (a clone of RHEL based on Fedora itself), legacy is no longer useful. FYI, Debian dropped support of their Woody version.
There is something wrong with a distribution that loses a high profile user (yes, I mean ESR) then announces the following week which skin will paint their next release.
If you have analyzed the letter and read the fedora-devel-list, you will find out ESR shot himself in the foot and he was no man enough for asking help to fix his own mess. Same scenario can happen on any operating system, it happened to be Fedora which was already an easy target of criticism for opportunists. To quote a poster, Nobody cares about ESR so it is time to move on.
No problem – delay it and get it done correctly. I’m looking forward to the Fedora 7 improvements.
FWIW, I like the night sky / balloons too.
I dont care for Fedora much but that new hot air balloon & night sky wallpaper is really awesome.