[ubuntu-art] How to provide more alternate wallpapers without influencing CD size requirements

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 08:37:45 BST 2008

2008/7/8 Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com>:
> Brian Fleeger wrote:
>> Actually, since it would be hosted by Canonical as opposed to Gnome,
>> this would not be a fork.  Gnome gets used by many distros, but only
>> Canonical would want to control their unique user experience.
>> Therefore it would only be appropriate for such a feature to be
>> Ubuntu-specific, i.e. down-stream.
> Incorrect. If the idea is to add things (a button or what have you) to
> an app for users to click on that's a code fork. Staying as close to
> upstream is always the name of the game.

Have you perhaps heard about patching? Patches can even be applied
upstream if you engage the maintainers with patches and beers.

So; write a generic interface for a webservice in a stand-alone app
(or tweak an existing one) and have an integration patch included in
gnome-appearance-applet upstream. While not done in an hour it should
not be rocket science.

Perhaps one ought to look at what Capuchin could bring to the
equation: http://capuchin.k-d-w.org/


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