Artwork for Trusty Tahr

Registered by amjjawad  on 2013-11-15

The aim of this blueprint is to discuss everything related to the Artwork for Trusty Tahr (14.04):

1- Discuss Improvement
2- What mistakes we have on the previous cycle?
3- What good things we have learned which we can carry on doing it and improve our work and user experience with?
4- How to improve users experience?
5- etc

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Please Note:
 - UI Freeze - March 13th - All artwork, backgrounds, ubiquity slideshow etc, need to be done by this date

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule
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Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Alfredo Hernández
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
amjjawad 
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Registry Administrators
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
amjjawad  on 2013-12-16
Completed by
amjjawad  on 2014-04-17

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[amjjawad] This email/reply from Tim

On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 3:22 AM, Tim <email address hidden> wrote:

    Also important to note the following dates:

    Feature Freeze - February 20th:
       All updated packages and new features etc need to be completed/uploaded by this date.

    UI Freeze - March 13th:
      All artwork, backgrounds, ubiquity slideshow etc, need to be done by this date.

<THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT NOTE>
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[amjjawad] We do need to discuss important points:

1- Wallpaper Competition - users need to submit their wallpapers and then we ask for a vote to select few which will make it to Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-brainstorming/+spec/wallpaper-contest

2- Discuss the default Wallpaper of Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr.

3- Discuss the other Wallpapers of Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr.

4- The Slide-show needs to be reviewed and checked.

5- Other possible improvements.

6- Do we need to recruit few more contributors to Ubuntu GNOME Artwork Team?

We need to start working on this on the earliest because we don't have much time left. 4 months will fly in a blink of an eye!

Thank you!
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[aldomann] Some comments about Ali's statements:

4. The work behind the Slideshow is easy and I'd like to wait to see which version are our GNOME components going to be in. I have in mind some suggestions made via our mailing list.

6 (and 1, 2, 3). Absolutely, I would love to have someone to focus on the wallpaper stuff: the contest and any other wallpaper related artwork.

5. Some people ask to use a particular theme, icon theme, font (I myself wanted to change the typeface to Droid Sans for better i18n), etc. This has been discussed several times and, for now, we are going GNOME all the way. I (or anyone) shall add a section on our Artwork/HOWTO Wiki of customising the desktop appearance.

Also, have a look at this: https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-artwork/msg00008.html
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[amjjawad] any progress or update here? when shall we start to discuss about the slide show? I guess we need first to finish this before anything else:
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-brainstorming/+spec/logo-roundel-redesign
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[amjjawad] Hi, is there any progress regarding the Artwork?

Please note:
UI Freeze - March 13th: All artwork, backgrounds, ubiquity slideshow etc, need to be done by this date.

Thank you!
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[amjjawad] any update about this one, guys?
I need to mark it as implemented so is there anything left? I guess not, right? just to double check :)

Thank you!
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[amjjawad] Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 has been approved to be an LTS release after feature freeze and I'm sure we haven't changed the Slide Show nor anything related to the Artwork to reflect this major and very important change. Is there anyway to do that at this stage?? please confirm ASAP

Thank you!
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Work Items

Work items:
0 - UI Freeze - March 13th - All artwork, backgrounds, ubiquity slideshow etc, need to be done by this date : DONE
1- Wallpaper Competition - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-brainstorming/+spec/wallpaper-contest : DONE
2- Discuss the default Wallpaper of Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr : DONE
*** 3- The Slide-show needs to be reviewed and checked - waiting for the direction of 14.04 (either LTS or NON-LTS) : INPROGRESS
4- Alfredo Hernández to add 'customising the desktop appearance' to the Wiki Area - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/HowTo (already done by our amazing Wiki team): DONE
5- To recruit few more contributors to Ubuntu GNOME Artwork Team : DONE
6- amjjawad to post on our Social Media Channels regarding the need of more contributors to Artwork Team - #Ubuntu_GNOME #Artwork Team needs contributors: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-gnome/2013-December/001286.html : DONE
7- Email sent to push things forward - https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome-artwork/msg00084.html : DONE

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