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Posted: June 08 2008,21:48 QUOTE

Lets all calm down about the backgrounds and themes. We don't need that kind of language.

For those who don't code but who are artistic and want to contribute wallpapers/backgrounds/themes, you can do so and submit them for posting into the themes section of the repository or post them in the themes topic area directly.

All help, of all kinds, are apreciated - strong words and negative feelings are not.

Edited by roberts on June 09 2008,03:58
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Posted: June 08 2008,22:48 QUOTE

so dont moan about the backgrounds that are to big

No moaning at all, just reiterating the point about why the gradient is used instead of wallpaper at all -- to reduce DSL's default resource demands. I appreciate your desire to help, but DSL is about getting more out of less.

Using wallpapers by default uses more resources than a solid color or a gradient. Not as attractive? Depends on your point of view and whether your computer has lots or RAM or precious little. DSL includes the latter in its target audience. Please keep that in mind whether you're judging appearances or desiring to help out. What you think is beneficial or beautiful needs to apply to those users with 486s and early Pentiums with < 96MB RAM as much as multicore users with a GB of RAM. Wallpaper that approaches a half GB in size is unsuitable for many DSL users. And beauty is always going to be in the eye of the beholder.

Like I wrote before, if you have an idea how to beautify things without increasing resource demands, I'd love to hear your ideas. But if the "solution" includes big wallpapers, just leave it on your own computer.

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