Proposal: "Desktop of the Week" Gallery

Dave dave at
Tue Jun 11 10:17:26 UTC 2013

I agree, I think this would a great idea.

One of the things that originally got me into linux years ago, was a similar
idea, that SuSe and Mandrake had when they would share their users desktops

I would gladly volunteer to review submissions ( call me a geek, but i enjoy
looking at how people setup their own desktops, and i grab ideas for my own.)

Dave Pearson

> On 11 June 2013 at 02:05 Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph <lyz at> wrote:
> 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 :)
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