Experimenting with weekly Wake theme

Luya Tshimbalanga luya_tfz at thefinalzone.com
Sat Mar 22 16:01:56 UTC 2008

Quoting Martin Sourada <martin.sourada at gmail.com>:

> On Sat, 2008-03-22 at 00:15 -0700, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> > Incorporating the idea originally from Shoowa theme, I added a subtle
> > effects on Wave theme background to represent the number of day where
> > nothing means Sunday, one small round is Monday and more. I have used a
> > vaccum on some svg which caused a funny effects.
> >
> > Note: the file is really huge (46 MB) so I have tarred them instead of
> > putting each image separately.
> >
> > Luya
> >
> > Ref:
> > http://luya.fedorapeople.org/packages/wave_theme.tar.bz2
> >
> Hi,
> the funny effects you talk about is the missing sulphur stone in some of
> the images, or is it intentional? However, opening the affected SVGs in
> inkscape results in correct image, so exporting to PNG should work OK.

Not intentional. I have saved the fine in plain SVG and used vaccum which leads
to that unexpected result.

> Next, it is a real huge set of wallpapers and unless we could do some
> kind of diffs between the wallpapers it is far to much for being default
> wallpaper set (at least for Live CDs), IMHO.

Yes, I have not got time to downsampling them.
> I also noticed the PNGs included are not sharp. How did you get them
> from the SVGs? Direct export from SVG (in inkscape) does not show this
> rather low quality rendering.

I have used ImageMagick convert function.
> And now to the general idea. I am not opposed to the idea itself, also
> representing Sunday as 0 is interesting, since it is start of the week
> for some countries, while Monday (in your counting number 1) in another
> ones :) But, I don't like very much how it is implemented. When I looked
> at thumbnails (in nautilus) at first I thought that the circles are part
> of the flame (you know, when part of a flame separates from the rest and
> flow upwards) which I thought was great idea, but actually seeing that
> it is more or less plain circles sort of disappointed me.

The concept is not fully complete hence the reason to get the svg version
available for edit.

Luya Tshimbalanga
Fedora Project contributor

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