[haiku] Re: Some minor suggestions to the Distro Guidelines.

  • From: Ben Allen <ben.allen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 14:48:39 -0500

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Nick <tonestone57@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> While looking at the guidelines, there were some parts that could use
>> clarifying.
>> I think it is worthwhile to mention needing to modify the Installer
>> application, specifcally the introductory text and it's graphic
>> Regarding allowing the use of artwork vs. the use of logos, where
>> does the use of the Haiku logo in artwork land?
>> Specifically, using the default Haiku logo as a background image.
> You may want to put in ( to be very clear ):
> In general this means, removing Haiku name & logo from:
> 1) Boot screen
> 2) About System Box
> 3) Installer
> 4) Background image ( default wallpaper, should be distro name
> or other non-Haiku image )
> I believe those are the four major problem areas.
> Since this is a distro, you want to avoid it conveying Haiku
> since the official release comes from Haiku Inc.
> After all, you want users to actually use official Haiku OS
> rather than a distro and make it clear to end users that
> they're using distro "x" instead.
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If we are going to be so clear and specific (and I agree we should) as
to what needs to be removed/modified for a conforming distro, would it
then make sense to centralize all of these resources into a central
"branding" folder?  That way, it would be easy to ensure that you
didn't miss something, as well as allowing distro makers the ability
to update a logo graphic once and have all apps/dialogs/preflets use
the updated logo (assuming they don't hard-wire their graphics in at
compile time).  Essentially, do for branding what the LocaleKit does
for languages.


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