Ticket #189 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

greeter design improvements

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone: Karmic Deploy (Canceled)
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

One of the things we keep talking about doing (and recently have started talking about doing later) is improving the background image of the greeter.

One big issue is that it's a raster image that stretches to the size of the screen and has artifacts when stretched. It'll probably look a little prettier if we either make a huge image that scales down, and a lot prettier if we replace it with an SVG which will scale nicely.

Another concept we've discussed is photographs of MIT. Lots of people have volunteered to take pretty pictures. We should ask them to take pretty pictures.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

Another concept we've discussed is photographs of MIT.
Lots of people have volunteered to take pretty pictures. We should ask them to take pretty pictures.

The News Office has a bunch of stock photos of campus (ie: Lobby 7, Killian, etc) available for no charge if it's MIT use. It might be worth talking to them and seeing what's available.

Also, when we next revisit the greeter, we should replace the text at the bottom with something that doesn't say "Athena 10". Probably just the two icons and text in the center that says "Information Services & Technology" and "Student Information Processing Board" or something. (This probably still wants to be an image, as it is now, because gdm's relative positioning code is pretty terrible for anything other than dead center.)

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Priority changed from major to low
  • Milestone set to Fall Release

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

Also, when we do this, we should specify the actual fonts that we want. The current theme specifies Trebuchet, which is part of msttcorefonts, and we don't really want that, so we should be sure we pick a font that's installed by default.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Fall Release to IAP 2010

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

We need to completely redo gdm-config for Karmic, and we're unlikely to have time to redo the greeter between than and now. Closing as wontfix.

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