All I can say in regards to this topic is that it was a good project and did bring the community together. I think that there should be other projects like that in the near future (Perhaps a suite for the autumn?). It doesn't really need a message (just a theme). It should just be something for the community to showcase its talents. But we can wait on that for a bit I think.
Demeaning other people's hard work when you've never done anything yourself worth note is incredibly disrespectful. I can't figure out if you're a troll or just incredibly dense.
I think that the project was a great idea and it shows that this community is capable of doing things as group, it was a baby step and I think it was great one. Everyone who took the time to contribute should be proud.
Hopefully the next project includes all the major groups, skinners and artists.
I think GAIA has been a great success and as others have said, everyone who contributed should be very proud.
plain-doh, I will take the blame for not putting on the finishing touches. It was unfortunate timing that Imrik, then me, have been away, but that doesn't mean we still can't and shouldn't finish it properly.
Right now we need to finish gaia.customize.org by putting in all the subs, and some interviews and information about global warming. When I met with Steve this past week we talked about different ways to present this type of information, and I think we can use the GAIA page as a prototype for some of the things to come on Custo in the next couple of months.
Then we can call it "complete", and spread the word outside of the customization community to sites like digg and treehugger. If I am missing anything please let me know :)
i really liked gaia, and i dont see why everyone thinks its dead? :D its like any other suite that has been done and someday a new customizer will find it and make a mod! okay i can see that the "green ideas" behind the project was not too succesful but as a theme it was great... any way i liked it and it may be that ill do more vs mods from it :D...
and i think its cool that ur already starting to plan a new suite... :D sounds cool.. thomax? what di u mean with "Custo cork"? a new suite?
What is that supposed to mean? My understanding is that his comments are about his disappointment in a suite (which I was too). Your comment is misplaced unless this is your attempt at furthering The Hasbara Project.
On topic, The VS is really what I didn't like and I would have liked to see a huge wallpaper pack for something like this seeing as there are so many great images that could be used to further the cause.
I think Pyro is right about it being rushed. I think that banners that we could use as signatures in other forums that could link people to a more informative site(rather than that little blurb on the side) would be useful. Just a thought
This really is just constructive criticism and not intended to offend the makers because I commend anyone who takes time out of THEIR life to share something with others
@Zey: I didn't see this comment, ShellWM isn't like Litestep, LS replaces your shell i.e. Explorer (taskbar) ShellWM skins your windows. It's more similar to a VS, except it only skins the outer parts of the windows.
@TP: The VS for me was a tad bulky, but aMADme's and Novoo's I like, and would hope to port to ShellWM so they can be used on Vista and machines older than XP.
Also: There was a huge wallpaper pack ... did you somehow miss the flood of wallpapers from Imrik and some others?
All right! Great that this whole discussion is saved.
So what are your suggestions for this years release? What about really having an issue about global warming? Really go into it and write some articles and connect the outcome with the suite. My goal was to sensitize people and think about how often they REALLY need to turn on their pc. So what about some interviews and articles. I would be surely up for that!
My goal was to sensitize people and think about how often they REALLY need to turn on their pc.
Sounds good. Maybe even expand that to include cutting power consumption in general. I know you guys in Germany are starting to use more and more solar now, but back here in the US electricity still runs on coal, which = CO2 and Acid Rain >:(
If the topic were to be reducing power consumption, the skins and stuff could be made to use less memory, thus reducing the computer's power consumption(?) I don't know how effective that would be, but just throwing it out there