background space usage

Mairin Duffy duffy at
Mon Oct 27 03:27:02 UTC 2008

Ian Weller wrote:
> 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.

We did and Martin and I have plans to clean up the background packages 
so the default one is much smaller and there is a larger extras package. 
He's waiting on me to fix some bugs in the artwork.


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