Alpha release of next Fedora installment codenamed Verne is nearing and so is its Alpha freeze. Hence the Fedora Design Team selected a winning wallpaper design and I packaged it for F16 onward. It's currently pending pushing to stable. If you're on F16 or rawhide you'll be able to install these with
# yum install verne-backgrounds-gnomefor GNOME,
# yum install verne-backgrounds-kdefor KDE and
# yum install verne-backgrounds-xfcefor XFCE. At the same time as the new package hits repos an updated desktop-backgrounds that sets is as default for GNOME, XFCE and LXDE-and-alike (e.g. LXDM) will also appear and so in Alpha this should be default everywhere except KDE (these need some more work first and sadly we didn't realized that when creating a design team schedule for F16).
And for those wondering what is the winning picture, here's a screenshot of it in my F15 XFCE desktop ;-)
As usual, the Fedora Design Team is looking for feedback on this via the usual channels:
- You can comment under this blog post and I'll summarize your opinions to the Design Team.
- Fedora Design Team mailing list
- at #fedora-design on irc.freenode.net, supposing you catch one of the Design Team members there.