background collection is horrible

Andrew a.starr.b at
Mon May 4 15:37:55 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> hi,
> Am Montag, den 04.05.2009, 16:58 +0200 schrieb Oliver Grawert:
>> hi,
>> Am Montag, den 04.05.2009, 09:48 -0500 schrieb solaris manzur:
>> > /usr/share/backgrounds/space-01.jpg to space-05.jpg collection is
>> > horrible, old and low resolution wallpapers, no one uses them, so
>> > please replace or remove them, in we could
>> > find some high resolution wallpapers.
> ...
> oh, and i replied to fast, i didnt notice where i replied to actually,
> that should surely better go to:
> (as well as your icon request in the other thread)

Is it really the correct place to discuss removing a package from the
default install?

>From the ubuntu-art's wiki page:

"The goal of the "Artwork Team" is to produce artwork for the
community side of Ubuntu.

The Artwork Team aims to enrich Ubuntu by designing high quality,
original and beautiful themes to be available in the repo as an
*alternative* to the default look. " [1]

It might be a good place to organize an effort for a
community-wallpapers package (there was one in edgy), but that team
has no say in any of the default artwork included with Ubuntu. Efforts
from ubuntu-artwork's community-themes package were promote to main in
the form of the gnome-themes-ubuntu package and wallpapers created and
shared by people on the list have sometimes been chosen to be the
default wallpaper, but the decisions were never discussed on that
list. They were made unilaterally by Canonical.

Sending people there to complain about the default artwork or about
other packages included in the default install is at best futile and
at worst disruptive to the work going on there.

- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio


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