Moving artworks to git might be a bad idea: everytime you clone a git repository you are doing a copy of the whole repository including the history. For this reason if you plan to update frequently your artworks you should consider to keep your artworks on a svn server, so users are not forced to clone all the previous artworks.
For this reason workspace wallpapers (kdebase/workspace/wallpapers) and kdeartwork will not be moved to git. So don’t forget to continue to checkout artworks from SVN!
- You can get default base wallpapers from /trunk/KDE/kde-wallpapers/
- You can get kdeartwork from /trunk/KDE/kdeartwork/
The wallpaper contest has ended and now I can announce that KDE SC 4.5 will have 12 shiny new wallpapers:
Autumn, Grass, Hanami and Stripes will be part of kdebase, while all the other wallpapers will go into kdeartwork.
- Alexandre Courbot (Hanami, Korea)
- Helena Świderska (Yellow Flowers)
- Ivan Čukić (Stripes)
- Jonas Arnfred (Blue Wood)
- Jorge Sandín (City at Night)
- Piotr Adamek (Autumn)
- Risto Saukonpää (Chess, Dragonfly, Field, Grass)
- Sebastian Schubert (Osterkaktus)
- and to everyone who has sent photos.
Without any doubt Tokamak II was a great meeting, as it allowed me to work on several things. Two of these things are High Definition Oxygen icons and Nuvola icons.
High Definition Oxygen is a folder that contains 256×256 icons for mimetypes and places and the really good news is that now Oxygen iconset uses less space on disk than before: we don’t install SVGs anymore (so we can save about 60 mb) and we can use a piece of that free space for the new high definition icons that are incredibly small (they requires only a couple of mb).
Something that I really liked about Oxygen is that it is already ready to render at big sizes (Oxygen artists have done a great work).
I have also great news for Nuvola icon set fans: Nuvola is back and it will be part of KDE 4.3 kdeartwork module 🙂
During tokamak I spent several hours renaming and fixing Nuvola icon names and now it can be used also on KDE 4 🙂
Everything in KDE 4 looks fresh and cool but kdeartwork is the same since KDE 3 so recently I’ve started to work on a kdeartwork update.
As first step I’ve done 3 big changes to kdeartwork:
- Moved desktoptheme to kdeartwork.
- Some kdebase wallpapers have been moved to kdeartwork (kdebase doesn’t contain more than 15 wallpapers).
- Some old artworks have been killed (or moved to a different location).
Actually I’m still working on kdeartwork clean up, but soon as possible, when I finish this step, I’ll blog more about the future of kdeartwork.