ubuntu-wallpapers-history package

Andrew SB a.starr.b at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 20:46:23 GMT 2010

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Benjamin Drung <bdrung at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> ubuntu-wallpapers 0.31 updates the default wallpaper. The previous
> wallpaper vanishes. Shouldn't we provide the old Ubuntu default
> wallpaper for user, who don't like the new one or who like the old one
> more than the new one? For example, how can I install the default
> wallpaper from hardy?
> My idea was to create a ubuntu-wallpapers-history package containing the
> default wallpapers for warty till karmic (lucid-1). I am willing to
> create the package, but I don't know where I can find the old wallpapers
> sources.
> What do you think?

I personally like the idea. Note that there are packages for
feisty-wallpapers and gutsy-wallpapers in the archive. If you do this,
it would probably make sense for ubuntu-wallpapers-history to replace
those packages.

lp:ubuntu-wallpapers only seems to have history dating back to Gutsy.
Though you can get Hardy from the package importer at

For older releases, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Archives might be
useful, but it doesn't seem to have the original images in all cases.

Also useful might be: http://people.ubuntu.com/~kirkland/Museum/

It contains usable virtual appliance images of each of the retired
Ubuntu releases. You can probably extract the images....

- Andrew SB

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