[PATCH] Re: [Review-3-6?] New artwork for 3.6

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Wed Jul 4 07:24:50 PDT 2012

Stefan Knorr (Astron) píše v St 04. 07. 2012 v 15:34 +0200:
> Hi Petr,
> > I have cherry-picked the duplication-removal into 3-6 branch, see
> > http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?h=libreoffice-3-6&id=f342094d35c85a882db7b6ffe3f69ea9b3f8cc74
> Thanks!
> > Hmm, I see some troubles with the new branding:
> >
> > 1. LO register extensions during the first start. It shows the names of
> >    the extensions in the splash screen under the progress bar. In the
> >    new splash screen, the text is black and almost invisible. In
> >    addition, it is shown on the very edge of the dialog, so it might be
> >    shrinked. It was too fast, so I was not able to notice all details.
> Sorry, I broke that. 

Do not worry. There is still plenty of time to fix it for the final
3.6.0 release :-)

> Can you tell me how these coordinates are set? What would be great is,
> if the messages were plain white, and would be  displayed around 250px
> from the top.

I guess that it is somewhere around SplashScreen::Paint and
SplashScreen::setText in desktop/source/splash/splash.cxx

I think that these are the sources for the original splash that shows
the information about the registered extensions.

Note that there are also sources for the Linux specific oosplash.bin:


Though, the method UnxSplashScreen::setText in
desktop/unx/splash/unxsplash.cxx does nothing. So, I think that it can't
be used during the first start.

To be honest, I am bit confused by the many splash-related sources ;-)

> > 2. Kendy told me one day that green did not look good on Windows
> >    because there were many things in blue. The new branding is really
> >    green. Have you seen it on Windows?
> I have to admit, I was at first also scared of the all-greenness of
> the splash that our good G+ circlers [1] chose. We did, among the
> design team, discuss the other options, but if we hadn't  taken one
> from the top three that would have probably meant just disregarding
> the poll, and could have turned some people against us. Among the top
> three, we felt this one was the most solid entry – and also in a
> distant lead.

I see.

> Anyway, after replacing the very bright colours in this splash with
> our branding colours, it seemed much better to me. Also, concerning
> the in-app feel: everything there is now much less blue and more grey
> due to changes by Kendy & Mirek. I tried the splash on Windows and I
> think it works quite well [2].

It looks fine to me. Well, I am not expert :-)

> > 3. The older white about dialog with green motives looked much more
> >    shiny than the new one. Well, it was too shiny in compare with the
> >    rest of the application, so I do not have any strong opinion here.
> I know it's a bit less shiny, and yes, you can view it as a drawback.
> On the other hand, not having a background image/white background
> automatically rids us of the ugly grey 1px frames around the buttons
> etc. Also, not hard-coding the fonts makes it automatically work for
> high-contrast users again (not a proper fix, I know).

Yup, I think that it is fine after all.

Thanks a lot for working on this.

Best Regards,

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