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What is mintArt

Postby NiksaVel on Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:14 pm

mintArt is a sub-project of the Linux Mint distribution aimed at increasing the overal quality and pleasure of using Linux Mint by:

    setting a graphical standard for Linux Mint, including:
      logo,
      default colors,
      default fonts,
      wallpaper

    providing quality themes for the desktop enviroment, including:
      primary GTK2 theme
      secondary GTK2 theme
      primary metacity theme
      secondary metacity theme
      primary icon setup
      secondary icon setup

    providing appropriate skins for programs distributed in Linux Mint to fit those desktop themes, including:
      Firefox/Thunderbird
      Gaim
      Amarok
      Xmms
      MPlayer
      Gnome Commander

    documenting all our work into simple to use HOW-TOs so that others can easily continue contributing to the project

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Postby NiksaVel on Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:14 pm

what do you guys think about some general definition of the mintArt project and the goals?
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Postby clem on Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:41 pm

The following items need to be mentioned:
- LiveCD screen
- Grub theme
- usplash theme
- GDM theme
- KDM theme
- Gnome splash
- Ksplash theme
- Gnome icon theme
- KDE icon theme (not sure if it's the same format as Gnome's)
- Wallpaper
- Gnome theme (GTK, Metacity)
- KDE style
- KDE color scheme
- Fonts
- Logo
- Applications splash screens (OpenOffice for instance)
- Applications themes (Firefox for instance)
- CD artwork (the artwork printed on the CD itself)
- DVD case artwork
- Screensaver

Have a look at this (Fedora) for instance:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ThemingOverview
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/FC7Themes

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Postby NiksaVel on Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:46 pm

MAN those are some HELPFUL links!!! :D


say... is there an easy way to add stuff to wikimint? I can't seem to figure out how to write up some stuff about mintArt... that may be because I have insufficient permissions... never used a wiki for anything but reading tho...
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Postby carlos on Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:10 pm

Yep Fedora 7 is light years ahead of any distro in having a strong brand and excellent artwork.

I mentioned it to Clem about getting mint to that point at some time. And this is an excellent opportunity to do that.
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Postby NiksaVel on Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:12 pm

agreed... absolutely...

I know my way around graphics editing... I'm no pro, but I think I can make a nice contribution... now if I could only learn my way around gimp... :) (it's been photoshop and coreldraw only up to this point)
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Postby carlos on Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:52 pm

Hehe, well if you know photoshop you'll pick up gimp. I'm in your boat in that area. I really like the open source movement and I'm trying to make the full jump in my artwork.
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Postby faj3r on Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:40 pm



Well... I don't know what to say :shock: - Somebody have done great job there.
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Postby carlos on Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:56 pm

As far as I know, they have an excellent full time art department. The community pitches in and helps out with alot of the artwork also. It's a really good symbiotic relationship, between the company and community.
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Postby NiksaVel on Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:50 am

bah .... with carlos in here we can beat them anytime... and I'll pitch in with some skins and stuff :D

we just need to be a tad organised so that in some certain time we actually come to a decision what logo we're gonna use etc...
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Postby facade47 on Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:14 pm

Cool!! I hope Linux Mint can achieve the level of sophistication that Fedora Core has with its art and brand recognition
I'm so happy I found this distro :D
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Postby RedJak on Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:39 pm

We have the skill, All we lack now is a little organization and some diligence.
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Re: What is mintArt

Postby phoenixlinux on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:54 pm

I'd like to see a tutorial on how to install a theme I download. I don't even know what "GTK" is, when I'm at the linuxmint art website I don't know which I need to download and install...
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Re: What is mintArt

Postby dlkreations on Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:12 am

phoenixlinux wrote:I'd like to see a tutorial on how to install a theme I download. I don't even know what "GTK" is, when I'm at the linuxmint art website I don't know which I need to download and install...


If you're using Gnome click the link titled Themes, and choose GTK 2.x, then download any themes that look good to you. Once download has completed, you can right-click on your desktop and choose Change Desktop Background. Click the tab that says Theme, click Customise and locate the place where you downloaded your theme. Choose it and click Ok. The theme should install. If it has a wallpaper, it may ask you if you want to apply it. That part is totally up to you.

From what I read, I believe GTK stands for Gimp ToolKit, or something like that. Here is a wiki page on it.

Hope that helps.
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