With newmickey's posted wallpapers at http://mypclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=2495.0 I was thinking of a range of choices for wallpapers separated into categories - Abstract, Nature, Sunsets/Sunrise, Cityscape, etc. which will all be on a main folder on the /usr/share/wallpaper folder.
This way, users will have a variety to choose from.
The only problem with this is the filesizes which might make the LiveCD/ISO larger than necessary. A solution I could think of is like a photoproof/thumbnail where if a user decides to use a particular wallpaper or even a theme, these would have to be pulled in from the server, installed on the system for the user to use.
On Friday, April 10, 2009 06:48:08 Sproggy wrote: > Hi Archie ...
> This is fantastic idea ... and i think we can get it up and > running ...
> what we are going to need tho is 1 of the packager guys ... so that > they can package these to be made available to download through > Synaptic ...
> i think we should consult Travis on this or O-P??? ...
> So we can get in motion the idea of a default theme ... then > additional artwork/themes can be downloaded through Synaptic???
It is what I have in mind, Kori. Are we passing the request directly to Travis? I am thinking Joble.
Also, it would be great if we could create a particular theme for each category. A hue of green theme for Nature, maybe a copper or silver for Cityscapes, so on. Something the wallpapers could blend in with.
But first things first. We'll need to collaborate with a packager. Would you or should I? Maybe we should ask Joble?? ;)
Of course this is a good idea. This is what I do with my photo
collection: spread them across different categories. Half a dozen
wallpapers in each category will do.
But as you say, in a LiveCD space is limited. Maybe it's time to move
to a LiveDVD... Mint just released their KDE version as a 1.1Gb
LiveDVD. It's not about releasing a 4Gb disk like Opensuse, just a
little more space, enough to pack the goods.
I have a better idea because there are so many images to choose from. Why don't you have look at any of my galleries and let me know which images would be suitable and "wanted" as wallpapers. I can than get at the full-size files and upload. I will release any of the images required and put them under a CC license to enable them to be included in PCLinuxOS. Also, if any of you graphic artists see an option to tweak or estrange or manipulate any of the images for splashes, logos or backgrounds - let me know.