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Re: Xfce default artwork

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On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 8:08 AM, Simon Steinbeiß wrote:

> As I recently noticed – or better: couldn't overlook in the media-feedback on it – you decided to switch to Xfce as default desktop. Being a long-time user and recent contributor to an application of Xfce (Parole), I'm very excited about this move!

Actually, that is not the case and sadly it was widely mis-reported in
the media. This is pretty standard for the media (especially tech
media) and one should always check what they present as "facts" before
believing them. We are currently still using GNOME for the default
desktop task and there hasn't been any decision by the release team to
allow switching. As far as I can tell, the release team have been
instead pursuing shrinking the size of GNOME binary packages using
better compression.

pabs@chianamo ~/tmp $ apt-get source tasksel
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
NOTICE: 'tasksel' packaging is maintained in the 'Git' version control
system at:
Need to get 781 kB of source archives.
Get:1 http://http.debian.net/debian/ unstable/main tasksel 3.12 (dsc) [15.1 kB]
Get:2 http://http.debian.net/debian/ unstable/main tasksel 3.12 (tar) [766 kB]
Fetched 781 kB in 4s (165 kB/s)
dpkg-source: info: extracting tasksel in tasksel-3.12
dpkg-source: info: unpacking tasksel_3.12.tar.gz
pabs@chianamo ~/tmp $ cd tasksel-3.12/
pabs@chianamo ~/tmp/tasksel-3.12 $ grep -A3 tasksel/desktop debian/templates
Template: tasksel/desktop
Type: multiselect
Choices: gnome, kde, xfce
Default: gnome

> Enough of the introduction, let's cut to the chase. Since you decided to go for Xfce as default desktop, the question arises what kind of artwork you would like to set as default.

I guess you missed the recent posts about that:


As far as your specific themes go, if you want them to be available in
Debian, I suggest that you go through the usual processes (file ITP
bug, make packages, look for a sponsor):


In terms of the structure of theme packages, here are some thoughts
for post-wheezy theme packages:




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