[Mageia-artwork] [Bug 3898] using ia-ora in oxygen instead oxygen own color scheme

Juan Luis Baptiste bugzilla-daemon at mageia.org
Fri Jan 13 22:58:46 CET 2012


--- Comment #10 from Juan Luis Baptiste <juan.baptiste at gmail.com> 2012-01-13 22:58:46 CET ---
As Thorsten said, this is completely personal and subjective opinion. For me
iaora colors are really ugly and should not be used. Current oxygen colors are
far better and give the desktop a more professional look, IMO.

For some reason oxygen is the default in KDE and others distros too, like
OpenSUSE, Fedora, Kubuntu, and PCLinuxOS. I haven't seen the first product,
open source or commercial that uses that blueish color palette and that is for
some reason: it doesn't look professional, it looks old and more oriented for
children, IMO.

Also there has been a lot of nonconformity from Mandriva users with iaora theme
since a long time, see for example this post:


Even on our own forums most of the people manifest not liking it, there's even
a poll where the majority wants to see it removed and the minority likes it:


Also IMO, this is a choice that shouldn't be taken by a few but the opinion of
users should be taken into consideration. As you saw in the previous link to
the poll, the majority of Mageia users DON'T like iaora and prefer oxygen over

I hope the art team hasn't made up their mind on this as I think that iaora
color theme is a bad choice. The only thing I see good on changing the default
color scheme of oxygen is in going for a more personal look that differentiate
us from other distros, but choosing the wrong colors can do more harm than

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