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call for plasma 5.5 wallpaper contributions

Hi Plasma fans,

In three weeks the Plasma 5.5 freezes. So, time for a wallpaper contest call for new plasma 5.5 contribution wallpapers. Most people love the default plasma wallpapers from Ken Vermette, but there are still some users how want to have more than one wallpaper available in plasma.

For Plasma 5.3 I started a wallpaper contest and we got a really good response from the community. But most distros don’t ship the plasma-workspace-wallpapers package (19 wallpapers and 25 mb to download) where the additional plasma wallpapers are included. So if you want to see our awesome additional plasma wallpapers, fill a bug report at your distro bug tracker.

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But now I would love to see new and additional wallpapers. A must have would be a Konqui wallpaper, cool wallpapers from our krita users (love the interviews), stuff from the digikam users (never saw better splash screens that at digikam). Of course, we have an awesome community so spam me with your wallpaper suggestions.

Basic guidelines:

  • 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!

Finished wallpapers:

  • If possible upload your finished wallpaper to opendesktop.org.
  • post the link to the wallpaper in the blog post comments.

Time schedule:

  • deadline 11.11.2015.

which wallpaper will ship with plasma 5.5

  • I will make an rating webpage and the best rated wallpapers are in 5.5 the other wallpapers are available via GHNS.
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23 Gedanken zu “call for plasma 5.5 wallpaper contributions

  1. open questions:

    • how many wallpapers will be selected?
    • I would say up to 5 but it depend on the contribution.
    • who and how will select the winning wallpapers?
    • good question, at the last contest I say the users should rate at opendesktop.org BUT it doesn’t work so maybe a poll at the kde forum or do you have an better idea?
    • contest implies there will be prizes for winners, which I assume is not the case, right?
    • when you contribute to gpl software you and the users are always the winners. So your benefit is to read your name it your favorite desktop environmental.
    • mck182 schreibt:

      > when you contribute to gpl software you and the users are always the winners.
      > So your benefit is to read your name it your favorite desktop environmental.

      Right, but then it should be a „call for wallpaper contributions“ rather than a contest, because that’s what we do in „gpl software“, we call for contributions 🙂

      > a poll at the kde forum or do you have an better idea?

      The first contest (the actual contest) used pretty good system, can’t we reuse that?

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