[Design-team] The Theme

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 22:39:12 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 18:00 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Maybe I am being a bit unreasonable. I have been thinking about it -
> Maybe we can aim to do an abstract, vector-based (please vector-based,
> the reasons you give for avoiding 100MB+ XCFs is quite sound, Martin)
> default wallpaper that is an original creation... having it be vector
> reduces the file size, makes it easier for folks to participate, and
> make it easy to automate generating all the aspect ratios we need, and
> makes it way easy to incorporate into the other corresponding artwork.
> But, could we have a selection of openly-licensed ready-mades we source
> from elsewhere that complement it thematically? By default or not... ?
> And our fallback plan, if the default creation ends up being another
> painful ball of stress, is to just pick our favorite of the accompanying
> ready-mades... that does seem quite sound doesn't it?
> I don't know, what do you think?
Yeah, that sounds like a good idea to me.

> (And I'm very sorry for being so stress-y over this... it's quite a sore
> topic for me and I should have thought more before sending my last
> reply.)
I completely understand your sentiments about this. One of the things I
remember from the past releases are your all-nighters that saved us from
disasters, especially considering you are doing it in your spare time...

> ~m
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