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Re: [desktop] debian backgrounds package

On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 03:31:56PM -0500, Mark wrote:
> I think the size of the backgrounds should be 1280x1024, and then they 
> can be resized to 1024x768 and these 2 background sizes are used by 80% 
> of the users (according to http://www.kde-look.org/poll/poll.php?poll=19 

http://www.kde-look.org/ seems to be a weebsite dedicated to people
liking eye-candy. People using 800x600 or 640x480 will not look at that
website, and so will not vote. 

Frank (who uses ion as his wm , which does not support background images)

> .  I also think that the voting should only vote for the backgrounds and 
> there should be a seperate vote for preferred resolution.  These two 
> votes should not be coupled at all.  Otherwise you may end up with 
> background1@1024x768 and background2@1280x1024.  It's important that all 
> of the backgrounds in the package be of the same size.  Also, there 
> should be a way for people to submit backgrounds before the vote.  I've 
> created a background for debian but have never published it anywhere. 
> Just my humble opinion(s).
> -- Mark Drago
> Markdrago@mail.com
> Jean-Michel Kelbert wrote:
> >Hi,
> >                                                                                                                 
> >I intend to create a package which will contain debian related
> >backgrounds.  (For the moment it is not a "true" ITP) I know, there are
> >some backgrounds in the desktop-base package. However I thinks that
> >these backgrounds will not suit to everybody. For example, I really like
> >Ayo's, but some people found them too flashy. That's why I intend to put
> >a large selection of debian background in a separate package. I have
> >started creating a list of available debian backgrounds. This list can
> >be found on http://people.debian.org/~kelbert/wallpapers.html (It
> >doesn't look very nice, it's only a list of links)
> >What do you think about this idea ?
> >
> >We could imagine that backgrounds which will be in this package will
> >be selected by users, by using a sort of poll, before uploading the
> >package into debian. As a matter of fact, I think that having too much
> >backgrounds will not facilitate final user choice and taking too much
> >space on the servers.
> >
> >Another point that I would like to point out concerns the size of
> >provided backgrounds.  According to a survey on kde-look.org, the most
> >used resolution (for kde users) is 1024x768 (47%)
> >(http://www.kde-look.org/poll/poll.php?poll=19).
> >That's why I think that all backgrounds should be provided in this size
> >if possible. However we have to think on what to do if a background is
> >available on many size. Should a package for each resolution be created
> >? In that case should we resize backgrounds that are not available in a
> >specific size, so that all background packages will contain the same
> >backgrounds, or shouldn't we ?
> >                                                                                                                 
> >I am waiting on your opinion on this suggestion.
> >                                                                                                                 
> >Thanks
> >
> > 
> >
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