A quick update on my progress of KDE Elyssa.
So far I have cleaned up KDE Daryna in an effort to reduce it to a CD size with the main applications like Open Office still installed, but this does not look possible. I posted about suggestions for new or different applications and got some good and helpful responses, but keep them coming if there are any more. I have spent a lot of time looking at a new theme for KDE Elyssa, a brighter one for sure. There has also been lots of great wallpapers posted in the forums lately so go have a look.
The next step is to do some alpha builds using my cut down Daryna and the Ubuntu 8.04 beta and then the RC. These alpha builds help find bugs/problems before the full Ubuntu 8.04 is released. I will also start building up my cut down Daryna with some of the old applications and some of the new ones suggested too.