[ubuntu-art] new wallpaper

Mark Shuttleworth mark at canonical.com
Fri Jun 30 08:58:48 BST 2006

Michiel Sikma wrote:
> Op 30-jun-2006, om 0:22 heeft Étienne Bersac het volgende geschreven:
>> Hello,
>>> www.neuronioenlatado.com.br/ubuntu/eft1920x1280.png
>> That would be nice to ship wallpaper in such high resolution. Especially
>> for widescreen for 1650x1080 and higher (like OS X do).
>> Étienne.
>> --Verso l'Alto !
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> Yeah, I encourage people to work on as high resolutions as their RAM
> will allow. I personally work on resolutions in the 4000 px wide
> regions to ensure that my wallpapers will always, no matter what kinds
> of strange things will happen, will work on the highest resolutions
> that are available. That includes the 2560x1600 resolution of Apple's
> 30" inch display. Even if only 0.1% of our userbase has one of those,
> it sure is impressive that we would support resolutions like that.
> Michiel
> PS: 1920x1280 isn't a standard resolution, I think. Isn't the WUXGA
> resolution, 1920x1200, what you're aiming for?

There are two things to bear in mind.

 First, *space*. We are very tight on the install CD. In Dapper we
switched to 700MB CD formats but we also introduced a lot of example
content that shows what the OS is capable of. more resolution equals
more space, so reduces the number of backgrounds that can be included.

 Second, *rendering time and memory*. Whatever image is up there needs
to be scaled (which takes time) and kept in memory (which sucks RAM).


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