Smooth As

Following the recent threads on desktop-devel, I've added the Simply Smooth (nee SmoothGNOME) theme to gnome-themes[1]... and informed the i18n guys about the string addition of course :) Please give it a whirl and help us decide whether it should be the default theme for GNOME 2.8 or not.

[1] Well, except the icon theme part, which I'm reluctant to add at the moment in case we decide it should end up in gnome-icon-theme.

Comments:

I would vote for anything that gives the best user experience - i.e should be fast, neat and liked by common people. If it is a pixmap theme and slower than non-pixmaps theme then please do not make it a default. If that consumes CPU cycles for rendering gradients, then I would say no to it.

Posted by Chandan on July 27, 2004 at 10:42 AM GMT+00:00 #

That's quite a nice theme : I'm a fan of Nuvola - especially the svg icons it contains -- pixmaps as icons are soo '90s - any chance of GNOME using SVG icons as the default ?

http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/screenshots/nuvolamenu.png

Oh, just read the small print - you're not looking at icons right now... In that case, yes, Simply Smooth which appears to use the same smooth-engine Nuvola uses, looks fine to me. [ it'd be nice to always have this engine installed : one less thing to configure; make ; make install ]

Posted by Tim Foster on July 27, 2004 at 11:05 AM GMT+00:00 #

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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