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

Brian Fleeger brianfleeger at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 8 22:41:12 BST 2008

<<From: Max <maxter at email.it>
<<canonical could create an 'ubuntu-look.org' or 'art.ubuntu.com' site as
<<proposed in this thread simply duplicating the art.gnome.org site and
<<slightly modifing the 'gnome-art' app.

<From: Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org>To: Discussion on Ubuntu artwork <ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com>Sent: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 
<There's no reason this would have to be an Ubuntu specific feature. I
<would suggest contributing the idea to upstream and make it easy to
<dictate how it downloads additional themes and wallpapers.

<Therefore it would not be a fork, it would be an Ubuntu community
<contribution. Suse users would benefit because suse could reconfigure
<it to download themes from their selected list. Likewise if a
<cross-desktop initiative worked with the system (like gnome look) then
<multiple locations could be incorporated.

<By the way, there is a program like this already, it's just not
<integrated with the appearance applet. I downloaded it from synaptic
<and used it to install themes directly from some central place
<(art.gnome). It's not very easy to use though. It's called gnome-art
<0.2. With some polish and a little integration with the appearance
<applet it could be a nice solution.

That's a great idea!  Further, if it can be done in the nautilus wallpapers window, the same
tool could be used in the nautilus themes/icons/fonts/etc windows to download other related content directly from the web w/o having to go searching.  It would be great for
all GNOME-based distributions, and only the wallpaper part might download from a special Ubuntu-defined sub-category of the main gnome site.  

To any Canonical employees on this list-serve -- is this something that you would be willing/able to push upstream for inclusion into GNOME?

Thank you,

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