Proposal: "Desktop of the Week" Gallery

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph lyz at
Tue Jun 11 01:05:29 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM, Joan Advincula <mj.advincula at> wrote:
> I don't exactly know how to write a formal proposal but as I have been
> informed, given my interest in having a Desktop of the Week
> gallery, I should inform the team about it in some form of a proposal.

Thank you for taking the time to write this! I've been super swamped
with work lately so just getting to reply to this now...

> I propose that there be a "Desktop of the Week" screenshot gallery in
> It doesn't have to be center-stage for all Xubuntu screenshots but it would
> be nice if it could sit right on the homepage. Not the entire gallery but
> just the particular desktop for the week. It should occupy the same space
> that the official Xubuntu screenshots is now occupying.
> If not, the gallery could be placed in this page:
>, right next to the official Xubuntu
> screenshots gallery.
> As to how to gather the needed screenshots, we'd first have to gather some
> from you guys, the Xubuntu dev team, then the general Xubuntu community.
> Before the first of the feature is ever published, we need to be able to
> gather up enough images, then we can keep going.
> If there's a different person required for maintaining this gallery besides
> the person already maintaining the official screenshots, I would gladly
> volunteer.
> Thank you.

I think this is a great idea, some comments about what I think we'll need:

1. Submission method

This can be flickr, deviantart, "email so-and-so" - or a combination
of these things. This would be a submission for review, not something
that would automatically be put up on our site.

2. Submission guidelines

Some people put some pretty offensive stuff on their desktops as their
backgrounds :) We'll want to write up some guidelines to make sure
people know their screenshots should Safe For Work and make sure those
who volunteer to review understand these guidelines.

Also included in this should be a license, confirmation that they have
permission to share the background image (either they own it or the
license of the image allows it to be shared as part of a screenshot)
and their agreement that we can use their screenshot on our website.

3. At least 2 people who can volunteer to review submissions and
commit to providing submissions to the web team for putting them up on
the site in a timely manner.

And I'd suggest we start off saying "Featured desktop" rather than "of
the week" since we all get busy and I could easily see the weekly slot
slipping :)

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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