Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by solid_black » Sat May 31, 2014 10:28 am

Black_Fox wrote:Sorry, in my opinion this style is not good at all. Icons would get lost on that kind of picture, colors are clashing and it's not pleasing to my eyes.
Thank you for the feedback, even if it's negative!
I'm not an artist so maybe my feelings of "harmony" are wrong. That's the reason I don't want to post it to Jira: doubting that anyone likes/needs it in ROS/ROS CE.

Anyway, constructive suggestions are welcome.
Webunny wrote: As said, not everyone likes the same thing. Of course, ROS can't incorporate every wallpaper around. Maybe this would be an excellent way of getting some community involvement? It's not THAT difficult for the community to come up with a potential wallpaper (we see the proof now), so contrary to coding, this is something that can be feasibly done by any of us. We could also vote for it, just like on some other topics. This would increase involvement of the community in a way that doesn't really derail anything or where the devs should feel they have to clamp down on (like with the slogan).

I think this is an excellent way for getting some community bonding, and someone of PR (vicamaral) could take it up and make it a bit more 'official'. What do you say, vicamaral? For instance, why not, at least for the RCE, put, say, 5 extra wallpapers in there? People here could show their suggestions/creations (provided it is GPL or CC0 licence or public domain), and one lets the community decide by vote, and the top 5 wins. It's an easy way to organise something with the community, without any impact coding wise, so the devs should be ok with it.
Totally agree with you!

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by vicmarcal » Sat May 31, 2014 10:59 am

Regarding Wallpapers...Now I am using what I call "Confortable" wallpapers.
Long time ago I was using nature, castles, cities, however, the icons on top of them werent fit nice, aka they were difficult to spot due to the contrast. So now I am using wallpapers but which has plain colors in large areas, preferible black areas, so the icons are spottable.
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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by manuel » Sat May 31, 2014 3:37 pm

oldman wrote:Image
nice wallpaper :mrgreen:

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by manuel » Sat May 31, 2014 3:40 pm

Nemerian wrote:One from me.
Sorry if the light looks off, not exactly sure.Image
nice landscape, but i like more the mountains wallpaper ;)

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by hbelusca » Sat May 31, 2014 4:12 pm

Heh! We have similar "landscapes" here in my University (Orsay); it's just a shame that I don't have any digital camera...

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by Webunny » Sat May 31, 2014 4:47 pm

vicmarcal wrote:Regarding Wallpapers...Now I am using what I call "Confortable" wallpapers.
Long time ago I was using nature, castles, cities, however, the icons on top of them werent fit nice, aka they were difficult to spot due to the contrast. So now I am using wallpapers but which has plain colors in large areas, preferible black areas, so the icons are spottable.
Yes, ok, but what about the idea to include some new wallpapers made/found by and chosen/voted for by the community?

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by Nemerian » Sat May 31, 2014 10:27 pm

manuel wrote: nice landscape, but i like more the mountains wallpaper ;)
Why not both?

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by solid_black » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:56 pm

That's me again with another wallpaper.

Image

It's clean and simple.
It has nearly no color variations around the edges so icons would be perfectly visible.
It's already HQ (click to enlarge).
Inspired by "ReactOS Circle Wallpaper" made by henrytang5247.

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by Black_Fox » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:04 pm

The spheres almost look like the OS is watching back. Pretty :-)

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by manuel » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:35 pm

solid_black wrote:That's me again with another wallpaper.

Image

It's clean and simple.
It has nearly no color variations around the edges so icons would be perfectly visible.
It's already HQ (click to enlarge).
Inspired by "ReactOS Circle Wallpaper" made by henrytang5247.

If you want me to stop posting here - just tell me ;)
nice 8-)
Nemerian wrote:
manuel wrote: nice landscape, but i like more the mountains wallpaper ;)
Why not both?
reactos maybe should implements a gallery of wallpapers similar to windows xp?

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by Webunny » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:00 pm

manuel wrote:
solid_black wrote:That's me again with another wallpaper.



It's clean and simple.
It has nearly no color variations around the edges so icons would be perfectly visible.
It's already HQ (click to enlarge).


If you want me to stop posting here - just tell me ;)
nice 8-)
Nemerian wrote:
manuel wrote: nice landscape, but i like more the mountains wallpaper ;)
Why not both?
reactos maybe should implements a gallery of wallpapers similar to windows xp?

I reiterate my question/proposal for the devs or PR to 'officialise' a contest, with voting, for a number of new wallpapers to be included. At least in the Community Edition. It would be a simple yet great way to gain some more community involvement, and with this, devs can't feel itchy about losing control or messing things up or whatever.

I know the next week is still going to be busy with the aftermath of IGG, but thereafter, there would be time for such a thing. At least one could agree to the principle of it.

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by manuel » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:10 am

Good ide, we could choose by vote the winner wallpaper and have a list of another wallpapers included in reactos, similar to windows xp

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by Z98 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:58 am

You're free to hold a vote, just be aware that we hold final veto about what goes into an official release and any submissions must be made by someone who owns all copyright to the image and is willing to grant the project a perpetual and unrestricted use license.

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by Webunny » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:40 pm

Z98 wrote:You're free to hold a vote, just be aware that we hold final veto about what goes into an official release and any submissions must be made by someone who owns all copyright to the image and is willing to grant the project a perpetual and unrestricted use license.
Fine, I'll organise it, then. Maybe. 'Hold the final veto' seems like the control freak thingy again that pops up, though. That's why I asked for some official endorsement. The *whole point* of getting the community involved with projects like this, is to get them engaged, and yes, this means also empower them to have a say in it. I know the rather paranoid reflex and fear of losing control and such many devs have here, and I can understand it to some point, when coding and legal issues are concerned, but one doesn't have to be uptight about *everything*.

So, what is that 'hold final vote' based on? If it's potential legal issues, or technical objections, ok. But if it's just going to be 'because we devs personally don't like that wallpaper', there is absolutely no point in organising a contest, let everyone vote on it, and even start this project to engage the community to begin with (even though it lends itself to it by excellence).

So yes, on itself it's clear that you guys hold veto right. My question is, will that veto right only be invoked on basis of reasonable standards (aka, not based on personal preference or taste)?


Edit: about the legal point; obviously public domain and CC0 falls under it, but is GPL and CC-BY also ok?

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Re: Is anyone interested in this wallpaper?

Post by solid_black » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:24 pm

Webunny wrote:Edit: about the legal point; obviously public domain and CC0 falls under it, but is GPL and CC-BY also ok?
I'd also ask:
Can we use ReactOS logo and how does it affect licensing?

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