Bug#407930: marked as done (desktop-base 4.0.0 MIGRATED to testing)
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I think this is a regression (at least for the GNOME desktop) which got
noticed by several people now that should get addressed before etch:
On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 12:05:18AM -0500, Matthew McGuire wrote:
> I thought we reported this a couple months back, and that it was to be
> resolved... but now that Desktop Base has migrated I decided to see if
> it was still a problem.
> A screen shot from before upgrade:
> A screen shot from after upgrade:
> No offense to the artist involved but that looks horrid. The previous
> was professional, subdued, and yet effectively branded as Debian.
> The current solid white swirl is garish and visually distracting. From
> an ergonomic and graphic design point of view this is embarrassing.
> Visual elements on the desktop should not distract or interrupt the
> viewing experience of the user. This jumps from screen and beats the
> swirl into my forehead leaving a noticeably sore but visible tattoo...
> well not really but jebus! You might as well poke my eyes out with it
> already! :-)
> Was this intended? I don't recall this image on the candidate list at
> all, and yet it is here.
This seems to have changed in commit #58 of debian-desktop:
6 weeks ago
"reduce size of debian-blueish-wallpaper.svg"
It indeed reduced the size of the .svg greatly by a factor of 10, but it
also changed the appearence, which I think should get addressed.
Are there issues besides the size with the old svg which needs to
If not, can either you or André maybe provide a smaller svg?
If yes, and no quick fix via svg is possible, can we maybe revert to a
png of the above good svg?
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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:08:41 -0200
Architecture: source all
Maintainer: Gustavo Franco <email@example.com>
Changed-By: Gustavo Franco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
desktop-base - common files for the Debian Desktop
Closes: 407799 407930 408513 408947
desktop-base (184.108.40.206) experimental; urgency=high
[ Fathi Boudra ]
* Fix KSplash theme moodin engine installation.
* Fix MoreBlue KDM theme. Thanks to Modestas Vainius.
(Closes: #408513, #408947)
* KDM override is disabled by default. (Closes: #407799)
* Fixed default SVG wallpaper reverting to previous image.
[ Loic Minier ]
* Depend on librsvg2-common for SVG support.
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fe09b701c881e39459e2985eb085b024 3032683 x11 optional desktop-base_18.104.22.168.tar.gz
953eeb01d28e11c97bd139e91847f0ab 2295122 x11 optional desktop-base_22.214.171.124_all.deb
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