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Re: [opensuse-artwork] Status of 12.2 artwork
  • From: Bruno Friedmann <bruno@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:09:18 +0100
  • Message-id: <4112614.iKriLprsVq@c-3po>
On Friday 02 March 2012 10.43:03 Eugene Trounev wrote:
As far as I know all of those are normally derived from the default
wallpaper in openSUSE, so they are just as straight forward as
resize+cut+save as...
On that note, I was wondering why won't we come up with a special
wallpaper format.
I mean something like layered SVG file. In a nut shell SVG is just an
XML file, and as such it can contain addition data which will not be
used fro rendering the image itself, but can help creating all the
various versions/formats of the artwork needed in the distro. ++it
could also do element positioning, scaling, etc.
For example we could have a base layer which is resized and scaled to
screen size; "do not scale" slayer which keeps elements never changed;
and other stuff like that. Then use Inkscape binary command line to
render the layers separately (this is totally possible) at the right
size and scale, then recompose those with imagemagic into a final
version, convert it into the right format and copy into the right
This would make all of the branding dance so much easier.

Let me know what you think.

Best Regards,

Eugene Trounev


On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 3:54 AM, Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 03/01/2012 06:13 PM, andi robert wrote:

Well, we got a couple of things going on right now. We created the
default wallpaper and also finished the other three winners. Richard
Brown would be the one packaging the wallpapers. In the meantime,
Eugene Trounev took care of making the default wallpaper better and
now he has recently asked the list to help him with details about the
wallpaper. It should be done soon.

Other than that, I know that Eugene has a few ideas about what to do
with the next version of openSUSE. I believe he would like to work in
creating a few more qml modules and things, but these are to be worked
on after 12.2.

thanks for the update.

I am actually waiting to see more artwork requests for 12.2. I am sure
there is more we can do than just a wallpaper.

Artwork for the distribution includes:
* wallpaper
* display manager background
* bootscreen (I guess we use plymouth)
* grub initial screen
* linuxrc screen (booting from media)
* YaST branding - this is not often changed
* LibreOffice, gimp etc. might have special openSUSE themed about boxes (not
sure which programs still do)

Not everything needs to change from 12.1 to 12.2 - your call ;) I'm sure I
missed something so you might want to look at the openSUSE-branding packages
to see what's available and create a list in the wiki,


Please let us know AJ

Andy (anditosan)

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Andreas Jaeger<aj@xxxxxxxx> wrote:


I'm sorry, I lost track - could a friendly soul tell me what the status
the 12.2 artwork is, please?


Eugene it would be absolutely awesome to have that kind of svg
Then we just have to find a way to make the rendering automatic in some sort

We have in stock different script, but I don't know if you can script that a
bit better
with your svg layer thing ... Honestly generating 42 screen by hand is only
boring task.
(silent mode, verbose mode)

Unfortunately for us, plymouth didn't manager svg, if it can, it would be able
to arrange things by scripting.

But basically on my side it's a big +1

Bruno Friedmann
Ioda-Net Sàrl

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