Today I want to talk about wallpapers and the great community.
Nuno (not Hugo) made the plasma 5.1 wallpaper and kver the wallpaper for plasma 5.2. The wallpapers are great and a good standard setting but in the past there are more than one wallpaper available in plasma. In the kde-wallpapers-4.8.x package there are Air, Ariya, Autumn, Azul, Blue Wood, Castilla Sky, Finally Summer in Germany, Flying Field, Fog on the West Lake, Fresh Moring, Grass, Hanami, Horos and Media Life.
The plasma team and the Visual Design Group want to bring a large selection of wallpapers to plasma 5.3 and therefore We need YOU. Why because you are part of the community and my idea was to show the community, for example:
- Beach from Huawei
- City of Bangkok
- Animals from Peru
- Krita artist wallpaper
- Konqui in Silicon Valley
- Children wallpaper for KDE education
- plasma (physic) animated wallpaper
- day and night time wallpaper for hackers
- mountains from austria
I also want to have wallpapers for the weather app but therefore wallpapers for the following weather conditions are necessary:
- partly cloudy
- very cloudy
- scattered showers
- scattered snow
- partly cloudy night
- cloudy night
- clear night
- mixed precipition
- Keep it simple: don’t use too many colours, shapes, etc.
- Use a single point of focus to draw the eye in
- Design at a minimum resolution of 2560 x 1600
- use png for bitmap files (less colours), jpg for photos and svg for vector artist (result in png)
- Licence: LGPLv3
- No branding
- Test the wallpaper with different resolutions and form factors
- Break all the rules except the resolution and licence one!
- If possible upload your finished wallpaper to opendesktop.org
- post the link to the wallpaper in the blog post comments
- 1st April 2015
- The winning wallpapers will be revealed on 9th April 2015
Thanks for contributing to Plasma.