[Dev] Community wallpaper

Ben Gailly ben at techtux.be
Sun Oct 8 23:29:31 GMT 2017


I've updated the names, links and licenses (I think... if not, I wish
you could help me in licensing it in the right way.).

I also updated the page https://wiki.parabola.nu/Wallpapers:Community

If there are other changes to make, I'm ready to do :-)

On 10/08/2017 10:54 PM, bill-auger wrote:
> Ben -
> i think it is great that you would like to make some artwork for
> parabola - we have been working to release some new installer discs and
> wondering whether or not to re-use the artwork from previous editions -
> most distros use different designs for each release but parabola has
> been without a dedicated artist for some time so not much has been done
> in that respect for the new releases
> i would like to ask you to change the filename of the wallpaper named
> 'parabola-banner.png' - for three reasons: 1. that it is not banner - a
> banner is a wide and stout shape such as the top header of a web-page -
> 2. the name is not descriptive - it implies that there is and can only
> ever be one "The Parabola Banner" - and 3. i am working now on a
> parabola_banner_untitled that is a banner - for instance some of the
> existing wallpapers have names like:
> * parabola_wallpaper_landscape
> * parabola_wallpaper_SimpleC
> so i would like to see something more descriptive to easily distinguish
> them - of a common form like:
> * parabola_wallpaper_bluecrystals
> * parabola_frame_purpleneon
> on the wiki is is easy to see what the image is but in the end, these
> are stored in git repos - take a look at this list of existing artwork
> for example https://git.parabola.nu/pac.git/tree/src/img+gpl and see
> just how ridiculously difficult it is to determine what that image
> actually is - i would very much like to go through all of those and give
> them more meaningful names - they are mostly duplicates as well - as i
> would be one who is most closely working with the artwork, i would like
> to have these better organized in the future
> the most important request i would like to make of you though is that
> you publish these under the GPL and provide your sources - "sources"
> meaning your .xcf or .svg project files and anything else that would be
> needed to edit the layers and re-create the images - i think the blue
> crystals wallpaper that you made is quite nice for example but i would
> not want to use as a desktop background for a couple reasons - firstly
> it has an unconventional aspect ratio and would be noticeably distorted
> from the original on most people's monitors - also the aspect ratio of
> the logo is distorted out of proportion which should always be avoided -
> that is why you rarely see logos on desktop wallpaper - something like
> 16x10 is better for a desktop wallpaper because the majority of monitors
> in the world are in the 16x9 to 16x10 range - ideally there would be
> multiple versions at different sizes for the user to select but the
> default should be like 1280x800 or 1920x1200 - i tried resizing that
> image to 6x10 and 6x9 but the logo was still the wrong aspect ratio -
> this is why having the sources is invaluable so that nice works would
> not need to be sent back to the artist over such relatively small
> details - and it helps to make them re-usable in other forms
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