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Puppy 4.2 - Desktop and Artwork
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Oct 2008, 16:50    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:
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Please be kind to those who don't have a large display.
On my monitor the picture is too wide.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2008, 11:21    Post subject: Stardust shines  

I must say it again, Zigbert. Stardust is looking very, very good. That is one classy desktop that will stand well up against any other Linux release. Keep up the great work!
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2008, 15:19    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:

Very cool, Sigmund. Cool You certainly could use red in the conky display including the calendar title. My problem with the red was in the menu highlight bar and icons, not on the desktop.

All in all this is becoming a VERY attractive, clean and strong Puppy look! Well done!

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2008, 17:04    Post subject:
Subject description: This is just brilliant and I LOVE it!
 

Guys; this is becoming seriously good!

The brushed metal dark-grey backgrounds look really classy and contrast well with the wallpaper. Have you noticed that Lightroom and the latest Photoshop versions from Adobe look like this as does Aperture from Apple so we'd be in high-end company if we adopt this look. So please go for it.

I too prefer burnt orange to red for the text, as red is just too bold and alarming. It works for the calendar though, giving today just enough emphasis.

We'll need to be careful with the wallpaper as it needs to look right when "stretched" to fit from 800x600 to 1600 x 1200 and beyond as well as resolutions like 1440 x 900 which have a different aspect ratio. That'll be tricky but I hope not insurmountable. Perhaps a sample of each aspect ratio built in for selection.

I'm already looking forward to this and will happily join in with "testing" when it's ready. Funny, but I recently decided to stop all this trying out new versions and just stick with 4.1. Well; that's already out of the window. This will be too good to ignore.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct 2008, 18:06    Post subject:  

drop the analog clock.... I can read it but digital is faster

don't care about the launch bar...

calendar is nice...

conky could replace freememapplet since i can display ram usage with gradiets i might add as well Smile

+1 on the background

on the red... black is probably better for the text the conky theme could probably use some more spice however...

a conky config wizard would be really nice (although editing it manually is far more powerful)
this should be included too... IMO the best puppy wallpaper to date it is fun (NOTE THE WORD FUN... not just blingy which the rastapax tends to ever so slightly) and nice to look at as well

http://webpages.uncc.edu/~carayfie/carayfie/sky1.jpg

a screenshot of my recent jaunt into slitaz land http://webpages.uncc.edu/~carayfie/slitaz-like-i-like-it.jpg

Also if any body cares the Wii-Black Gtktheme could use some TLC like some fonts are hard to read (in pidgin firefox etc... messes up openoffice?) http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Wii-Black?content=45829

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct 2008, 14:55    Post subject:  



See main post for pic of complete desktop
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct 2008, 15:30    Post subject:  

Looks REALLY cool. I went this way in 4.1, using the tray as a quick-launch bar, and with the desktop background from Xubuntu Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct 2008, 16:34    Post subject:  

alienjeff wrote:
The bigger question is who is going to teach users born after 1985 how to read an analog clock?

You mean my school was the only one that kept their clocks from back in the 50s? If you wanted to know how much longer it was until lunch, you had to read an analog clock just like your father did. In fact, it may have been the same clock.

@Zigbert:
I agree with the others, toss the widget clock. I really like the line-art icons for the menu.

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct 2008, 23:29    Post subject:  

Zigbert, those menu icons are absolutely cutting edge. I love them 'em. They're clean, modern, understated and the orange just works. 4.2's wardrobe is looking very good!
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Oct 2008, 01:12    Post subject:  

nice one sigmund,
I really like your work.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Oct 2008, 01:49    Post subject:  

Quote:
cutting edge


I think this is a great default scheme and hopefully we can swap
it for the 'tangerine dream' (or 'citrus cut' theme) that is currently in Puppy.
(there are 5 themes in 4.1.1)

I would suggest that the blue icons on the desktop do not meld well with the current theme
but the menu icons are both minimalist and obvious (very hard to achieve). Well done. Coming along very well.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Oct 2008, 03:10    Post subject:  

zigbert wrote:


See main post for pic of complete desktop
Sigmund

Ah, much better IMHO. Well done, Sigmund! Cool

I agree with Lobster about the blue desktop icons. There's a set of red icons in EZpup-4.0 that might look good on that desktop and I've got a set of very classy orange icons in my kit that might be worth a look too. I have included a small sample for your consideration.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Oct 2008, 07:18    Post subject: Hey I like analogue clocks  

One vote here for keeping the clock. Both variants in fact. They are easier to read from a distance if you don't happen to be glued to your computer.

Love the theme. I don't really mind about the colours. (Mind you I liked Barry's bright yellow and peach efforts, so you can probably ignore my colour preferences.) Is everything high enough contrast for those with "senior" eyesight?
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct 2008, 13:44    Post subject: SCSI harddisk
Subject description: SCSI harddisk driver
 

sir,

Puppy 4.1 is excellent for debugging and repair of high end workstations.
I have repaired one workstation using your Grub boot loader utility having IDE HDD.
Thanks for that.
At present puppy 4.1 is not detecting scsi hdd.

will puppy 4.2 detect scsi harddisk ?
Please include all drivers needed for for scsi harddisk detection.

A. Mohammad ali
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct 2008, 14:13    Post subject:  

WhoDo wrote:
...I've got a set of very classy orange icons in my kit that might be worth a look too. I have included a small sample for your consideration.

That optical drive icon looks great. When/where can we can see the rest of them?
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