Re: [desktop] debian backgrounds package
Jean-Michel Kelbert wrote:
On 03/01/12 at 16:14 Frank Gevaerts (email@example.com) wrote :
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.
That's why, I will setup a nother poll.
Give me just 2 or 3 weeks, so that I will have time to make a site whit
a collection of backgrounds, and a poll for the preferred resolution.
resolution: images should be in maximum reasonable resolution
(1920x1440?), resized during installation (or provide a script that
resizes them all).
The ratios for most popular resolutions are basically same:
1920/1440 = 1.33333
1856/1392 = 1.33333
1792/1344 = 1.33333
1600/1200 = 1.33333
1280/1024 = 1.25000
1280/960 = 1.33333
1152/864 = 1.33333
1024/768 = 1.33333
800/600 = 1.33333
640/480 = 1.33333
not sure what to do about 1280x1024, either resize it and ignore the
change of ratio or crop the picture and resize it or add something to
the picture and resize it. I guess for abstract stuff (like most of the
logos you link to) the slight change of ratio does not matter but for
e.g. photos it might be a problem. In a package you can decide on a case
by case basis (or even let user decide).
which background to choose:
it doesn't have to be one package, there can be a basic one with most
popular ones and then some other ones, e.g. debian toy story, debian kde
etc. What would be nice is support for composite packages in debian -
something along the line of locales package but more generic, part of
packaging system. Then user could install debian backgrounds package and
pick which subpackages to install (it could go down to a level of
individual pictures). Of course, nothing prevents you to copy locales
It might be enough to name background packages consistently (e.g.
each starts with debian-bacgrounds-)