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This article is for discussing Arch Linux artwork and branding ideas. Feel free to add any suggestions or concerns.
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Include post-install notes informing the user where to find the theme and where to modify its preference.
 
Include post-install notes informing the user where to find the theme and where to modify its preference.
  
=== Pros: ===
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* Upstream packages are delivered as-is
 
* Upstream packages are delivered as-is
 
* Users can choose whether to download Arch-branded content
 
* Users can choose whether to download Arch-branded content
  
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* Users will have to modify theme settings manually
 
* Users will have to modify theme settings manually
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Provide at least 1 style-neutral (minimalist) theme for the standard packages:
 
Provide at least 1 style-neutral (minimalist) theme for the standard packages:
  
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* Framebuffer logo
 
* Framebuffer logo
 
* SLiM
 
* SLiM
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* Splashy
 
* Splashy
  
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* GDM
 
* GDM
 
* KDM
 
* KDM
 
* XDM
 
* XDM

Revision as of 19:11, 5 May 2008

Introduction

This article is part of the DeveloperWiki. Feel free to add any suggestions or concerns.


Separate branding from upstream packages

Create a separate package of artwork for upstream packages, including:

  • login themes
  • desktop environment additions (wallpapers, icons, etc.)
  • splash screens

Include post-install notes informing the user where to find the theme and where to modify its preference.

Pros:

  • Upstream packages are delivered as-is
  • Users can choose whether to download Arch-branded content

Cons:

  • Users will have to modify theme settings manually


Package Naming Scheme

If artwork is separated from upstream packages, we should have a consistent naming scheme, for example:

  • archlinux-themes-gdm
  • archlinux-themes-kdm
  • archlinux-themes-slim
  • archlinux-themes-xfce
  • archlinux-artwork-icons
  • archlinux-artwork-logos
  • archlinux-artwork-wallpapers


Essential Artwork

Provide at least 1 style-neutral (minimalist) theme for the standard packages:

Completed:

  • Framebuffer logo
  • SLiM
  • Qingy
  • Splashy

Pending:

  • GDM
  • KDM
  • XDM