Hi, all! I was reading through the Codex information on preparing a theme for public release and thought I would follow one of the sugesstions, which was to post here.
The name of the theme is Lowstream and its main purpose, outside of being a WordPress theme is being my project to learn PHP. A good friend of mine has been doing server configuration and PHP coding as a profession for a long while now and commented that I should make the theme public.
From this control panel, people can upload and select their header image (the good friend of mine I mentioned earlier is good friends with the folks at Tarksi, so this feature - at least the selection part - was ported from there with permission), they can set a global announcement and turn if off and on, and set their footer text.
As I said, this is my first public WordPress theme, so it may not be up to your standards, but I thought I'd still give it a shot here. The current version is 2.0.8 and I am planning a 2,1 release sometime in the near future which adds several new features, including being able to edit the colors scheme from the control panel and a thumbnail for the header image being created during upload, etc.
If you'd like to see it in action, I've set up a vanilla install on a default installation of WordPress, viewable at vanilla.lowstream.com.
Feedback is very much welcome!