Up to lenny, our GNOME desktop lacks a bit branding. We used to have the splash screen but it doesn’t show up anymore, so that only leaves the background. It has several times been requested to put a bit of branding in the menu, as most distributions do, and this has been in my mind for a while.
I have uploaded a first attempt to unstable. Since I didn’t want the branding to be too intrusive, I used the “swirl foot“ logo of the pkg-gnome page. So far, the reactions haven’t been very enthusiastic, that’s why I’m writing here. Any change generates an amount of grumpiness, and it’s hard to distinguish what’s caused by the mere fact that something broke people’s habits, and what’s really changed for the bad.
This is why I have set up a little poll where users are welcome to voice their opinion. What should we set as the main menu icon?
- The good old GNOME foot icon
- The Debian swirl icon
- The “swirl foot“ icon
I also welcome proposals for some other icon that would be better for this place. Actually, that would be my favorite option if I had something to propose, as I’m not enthusiastic about any of the available ones. Time to be creative!
So now is the time to express your preferences. If you have comments, please put them in the blog entry, not in the poll page.
EDIT : I found that some opacity settings in the SVG I used for the “swirl foot” icon were completely wrong. Here is a new version, taking account what has been proposed in the comments: