[ubuntu-art] alpha/beta wallpaper

Sam shadow.h511 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 03:42:39 GMT 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Nicolas Delvaux <nicolas.delvaux at gmx.com>wrote:

>  Hi everyone,
> I'm just a user/small contributor with no skills for artwork, but I would
> like to summit you my idea.
> I read this ML for more than a year now and I noticed that you already
> talked about a special wallpaper for each development cycle (until the
> default/release artwork is define).
> Everyone seemed to agree on the idea (a visual shift from the current
> release, define a clear identity...)
> The problem we saw is that it takes too long to elaborate and to agree on
> one wallpaper (just have a look at Jaunty alpha background page !
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Jaunty/AlphaBackgrounds )
> So it ends to be too late and many contributions are forgotten. It's a
> shame and a waste of time.
> So we have to choose an artwork/picture that ALREADY exist (so we just have
> to agree on the one we ship and then hack on something more important)
> It mays represent the code name (Lynx...)
> It has to be free (as in freedom).
> Why not using a picture from Wikimedia Commons ?
> Some "background capable" examples for Lucid:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lynx_kitten.jpg
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Darica_Vashak_01155.jpg
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lince_en_Madrid.jpg
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lynx_Nationalpark_Bayerischer_Wald_05.jpg
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lynx_Nationalpark_Bayerischer_Wald_03.jpg
> (of course there is more, but some aren't in the "lynx" category and I said
> it's just a sample [image: ;)])
> Advantages: promote a great free project, high quality content, no (or
> minimal) creating process for Ubuntu-art
> Disadvantages: mostly pictures (is this really a problem, now that Karmic
> ship with some pictures by default ?)
> So, what do you think ?
> (sorry for my English)
> --
> Nicolas Delvaux <nicolas.delvaux at gmx.com>
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Your English was very well-constructed.

I do agree that it takes waay too long to choose a wallpaper.  We should
organize a third-level subcommittee to fix this.

(37 spelling errors)


Ubuntu FTW!
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