Havoc Pennington wrote:
On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 21:23, Chuck Talk wrote:
>I was just wondering what the submission process was for backgrounds. I have
>some nice phtos from the Silicon Hills of Austin, TX I thought you might
>like (looking out over the hills toward Lake Travis. But was wondering what
>submission process, format, etc. You might prefer. All copyleft photos given
>freely to enjoy.
Right now we don't have the infrastructure to add externally-developed
packages; what you probably want to do is package the backgrounds up for
the original Fedora Linux at fedora.us, and then once the merged project
infrastructure exists the backgrounds would become a package in Fedora
The other option is to merge backgrounds into the desktop-backgrounds
package currently in Core, the process for that would be to convince
Garrett to add them. The idea of that package is to have a small number
of diverse/nice backgrounds that might appeal to different people, so
Garrett probably won't take most submissions.
(Unless we removed them, all but one or two of those space backgrounds
that used to be in there should really go.)
Still it can't hurt to offer your stuff to Garrett.
I think Havoc put it well. Since desktop backgrounds are typically
pretty large (the size adds up fast), we need to make sure that we are
selective in what we distribute.
In the mean time, it would be nice to see your desktop backgrounds. If
you want to share them with people on the 'Net right now, making them
publicly available from a web server, especially a community art project
one (such as http://art.gnome.org/
) would be great.
Still, if you do wish for them to be in Fedora by default, you can send
me an email with URLs to the images. I do have to be very selective,
Some wild dreaming may be to have "art packs" which are RPMs of
particular families of artwork, including desktop backgrounds. This
concept could possibly be explored further in Fedora Extras and/or third
party repositories in the future.