BrandingForDerivatives

Revision 1 as of 2005-04-04 18:05:11

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Goal

Implement a mechanism to allow simple, centralized branding for Ubuntu derivatives

Requirements

  • Provide for branding or neutralization, as appropriate, of the following components:
    • Installer
      • Boot loader splash image
      • Boot loader text
      • Debconf templates
      • Package selection
    • Live CD
      • "Starting Ubuntu..."
    • Base
      • Archive keyring?
      • Debconf templates?
      • lsb-release? (hard)
    • Boot
      • USplash image
      • "Starting Ubuntu..."
    • Desktop
      • GDM theme
      • Splash graphic
      • Default wallpaper

Agenda

  • Runtime branding, build-time branding and package-selection branding
    • Which approach is most suitable for each requirement?
    • Can we avoid build-time branding entirely? It causes big infrastructure problems
  • Branded CD builds
  • Debconf branding
  • Refactoring desktop branding
    • gconf schemas, etc. (<dist>-branding)

    • artwork (<dist>-artwork)

Pre-Work