30 Mar 2003 Stevey   » (Master)

Debian Desktop?

 I remember reading a while back upon the debian-devel mailing list that there was a new sub-project created; debian-destop.

 Their aim was to have a nice pretty installation that would be good for novices and experts alike.

 Personally I consider the aims too imprecise to ever be achieved fully, but I do apploud their efforts.

 One of the things which I remember being discussed was a set of uniform desktop wallpapers for GNOME and KDE - presumably based upon the reasoning which made both SuSE and RedHat have a unified environment.

Debian Wallpapers

 Remembering this discussion and having to move my desktop wallpapers over to my new laptop I've created a minimal desktop environment, and window manager, independent wallpaper system for Debian.

 This package provides a basic framework for supporting image packs, and themes across all X11 windowing environments under Debian GNU/Linux.

 So far I've just produced a couple of collections:

 After making a post upon the mailing list yesterday I've received no public feedback - but a couple of keen volunteers made good suggestions and gave me private feedback. I'd appreciate more..

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