Wallpaper Extras

Michael Beckwith michael.d.beckwith at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 14:20:44 UTC 2008

How about uploading scaled down images to the wiki to show there, and 
uploading the full sized images to fedorapeople and providing a direct 
link to those on the wiki page with the gallery? May be a bit of extra 
work, but it'd save strain on the wiki.

Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 13:11 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
>> For images stored in the wiki the thumbnails are created on the server.
> Then I think uploading it to wiki directly is better way.
>> I was thinking about file sizes... the JPEGs straight from my camera are 
>> about 4.5-5MB, resized at 1920x1200, they will get under 1.5MB, but this 
>> is still quite large (and the file size will be a problem for the 
>> package too).
> That's a drawback of providing quality images we need to pay if we
> decide to provide them. There are already packages in repos that have
> size around 200MB and the extras backgrounds would fall into that kind
> of packages too. Therefore I was thinking about splitting the package
> into sub-packages as per the (sub-)categories listed on the wiki + plus
> providing meta-packages to e.g. install all sub-categories of the
> specified category, or everything. That would be nicer to our users.
> Maybe even make separate packages for wide-screen wallpapers as people
> with 16:10 displays usually do not need 4:3 wallpapers and vice-versa.
> Another itchy thing is update of such packages. In environments with
> yum-presto the issue would not be big, but for standard fedora
> environment as it is now it means a lot of d/l with every update. That
> would mean we'd need to keep the updates low and/or rather than making
> sub-packages for categories, make the fully separate packages (but keep
> the sub-categories-subpackages).
> Btw. it is good thing to have upstream in more convenient place than
> wiki/rpm, therefore making a fedorahosted.org project for that might be
> a good idea. What do you think?
> Any ideas/comments on that matter?
> Martin
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