OpenSUSE 10.3 - Quick Review

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OpenSUSE 10.3 - Quick Review

Postby clem on Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:27 am

Again, the purpose of this post is not to give a review of OpenSUSE 10.3 but to identify what we can learn from it and to get ideas on how to improve Linux Mint.

So I would have a lot of comments about it if I was to review it, but as learning from it goes, here are the few things I think we should consider:

- Replace the Window borders we use by default with Gilouche. Window borders look much better in OpenSUSE 10.3 than they do in Celena, and the Gilouche borders integrate very well with our Murrina theme. This would give Daryna a more professional look.

- Add "recent documents" into mintMenu. Maybe not visible by default, but with a link to it (the same way you can click on "favorite" or "all applications", we could have a link to "recent documents".

- Make users more aware of mintInstall and the software portal. The Suse one-click install is not particularly good compared to our solution but its presence is made clear to the user whereas a lot of mint users are not always aware that they can use the portal.

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Re: OpenSUSE 10.3 - Quick Review

Postby kanishka on Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:36 pm

clem wrote:- Replace the Window borders we use by default with Gilouche. Window borders look much better in OpenSUSE 10.3 than they do in Celena, and the Gilouche borders integrate very well with our Murrina theme.


I agree. I like Gilouche very much.
And, would it be possibile to use maty's MurrinaGreen theme by default? Its panels are perfect for Mint!
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5408

- Add "recent documents" into mintMenu. Maybe not visible by default, but with a link to it (the same way you can click on "favorite" or "all applications", we could have a link to "recent documents".


It would be a nice touch!

- Make users more aware of mintInstall and the software portal.


I absolutely agree. This is very important IMHO; people have to see that Mint is really innovative, and not just Ubuntu+codecs.
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Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:17 pm

I think you are talking about my theme MurineGreen.
That's ok, I don't mind the mix up. :)
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Looks even better with this wallpaper.
Not sure where the Gnome wallpaper of this went to.

Here is an image of the new Gilouche windows borders. Click image to Enlarge:
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I do like how more rounded it looks.
Here are more screenshots.
I might test it later. http://art.gnome.org/themes/metacity/1286
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what we could learn...

Postby dracorX on Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:04 am

Something, we could really learn of them: they have ported yast to gtk, so it's now available to both desktops. We should have that too... kde mint tools

Another thing is that though the splash screen is nice artwork, it's too shiny. If you look at suse, it's much more decent and unobtrusive
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