background space usage

Ian Weller ianweller at
Sun Oct 26 23:42:03 UTC 2008

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 11:28:17PM +0000, Charlie Brej wrote:
> Current solar background's consume 33Mb. This a bit on the heavy side,  
> especially on the Live CD which is over its image limit. Currently there 
> are 4 different images (morning, noon, evening, night) sent out in 4 
> different sizes (4:3, 16:10, 5:4 and 8:3 for dual screen).
> What we could do is to send out just one 3200:1200 image and patch up  
> gnome-desktop background handling to support cropping to the right 
> aspect.
Did we run optipng on our backgrounds?
  optipng -o7 *.png
I remember this saving a few megabytes last time around.

Ian Weller <ianweller at>        
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