View Full Version : Size of messages in the splash screens

March 16th, 2007, 08:39 AM
I'd really hope to see in the beta a somewhat improved display of the messages in cd testing for defects (see attached screenshot from amd64 desktop), at the end of a livecd session ("remove the cd and hit enter"), and elsewhere.

The font used is too small, not really readable, and the contrast of electric blue letters with the black background is just eye-straining. In earlier feisty builds the font colour was almost invisible (~80% black).

Could we just use the same font size and colour as the initial boot screen (which have excellent readability)?

Another minor glitch can be seen in the start of progress bar (also visible in the attachment). In many older builds the progress would extend beyond the bar's total length, but now it's rather OK, but still not perfect.

I know these are very minor observations, but I'm always getting in the potential new feisty users' shoes. Linux is famous for the clarity of its informative messages, but this is one of the few cases that the message just does not get across in an optimal way. Furthermore, I believe that a user's first impressions during their first contact with feisty (and linux in general) should be without any fault, if not impressive. The art team has so far done a great work toward that direction.

March 16th, 2007, 10:39 AM
This is one of the bugs being tracked for beta (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+milestone/7.04-beta). Please comment on this bug page (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usplash/+bug/64408) if you don't see it improve by Monday/Tuesday.

March 16th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Thanks Hendrik, I stand corrected. I did have a quick glance on this bug list before posting but I did not see it (I tend to think bugs are strictly malfunctions so I did not expect to see it there).

I will wait on the beta.