Solar backrounds - enable by default?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Oct 15 21:11:47 UTC 2008

Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> Martin Sourada (martin.sourada at said: 
>>> We need to enable them by default, I believe Mo is taking care of it?
>>> There's one concern though - the size of the package is 37.4 MiB. Is
>>> there a chance to make it smaller, or is it the best we can achieve?
>> That may be an issue for the livecd. The existing desktop-backgrounds
>> package (that's put on the livecd, and includes the waves images)
>> is 14MB.
> So the ones we have are very high resolution. We could scale
> them down to smaller more common resolutions and I am sure
> save a lot of space. But if people want to install the
> higher resolution ones, (say for a 30" monitor or dual
> screens) what's the best way to package that?

We can split up the high res ones into a separate sub package so it is 
available in the repo but not installed by default. Live CD is always 
cramped for space so we need to be careful there.


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