The Breeze SDDM theme now shows a logo that can be configured by distro vendors or curious users or anyone else.
An interesting idea. Are you in contact with any distros that have requested this or would make use of it?
I wouldn't mind adding some text to the default logo so for any distros that opt to turn it on and not override the defaults, people learn what it actually is (Plasma's logo recognition is low right now). Then again that means unlocalized text, unless you do something clever to allow the logo component to pull text from a localizable file.
This was created directly because an LCP (artwork dude) at openSUSE requested it (see VDG chat).
Names in logos tend not to be localized from roman characters -> other character sets, so this really isn't a large concern for me.
Logo size still looks too big to me; IMO these things shouldn't be too much in the users' face and the logo shouldn't overpower the clock. Also I think the second screenshot doesn't accurately represent new code.
You had units.largeSpacing * 8 before => 8 * 8 = 64
Now it's units.gridUnits * 6 => 18 * 6 = 108
Ideally we'd multiply units.gridUnits with 3 or 4 to get to 64 again (or do Math.round when multiplying with 3.5).
For me units.gridUnits * 3 looks perfect:
And it seems I didn't give the best of advice for sourceSize.width as there's now a binding loop. If width is changed with implicitWidth it goes away though.
On a more general note, I'd keep the logo turned off by default but let's see what others think. Looking into the future it would also be good to add a UI option and chooser too, but not important now.
Yeah, I woudn't actually mind showing the Plasma logo and text there by default at some point as long as it's small and tasteful. Our branding is pretty weak right now and any improvement there is welcome IMO.
But yeah, that's a discussion for later.
As far as I'm concerned the patch is landable; I really like that it's developed into a more generic placeholder rather than one just for distro logos. Nice work @cblack, make sure to edit the commit title and message to reflect this though.
Some things to still consider in the near or more distant future:
- present to distros (namely openSUSE) and see if this is what they wanted
- see if we want this on by default
- add a UI option for having a logo and then an image chooser
- see if the drop shadow will be interfering with existing drop shadows in logos (but logo authors can just remove it themselves I guess)
- move the default svg to the artwork subfolder since it feels like it belongs there
- fix the binding loop related to sourceSize.width
try implicitWidth to avoid binding loop