Advocacy opportunity in XFree86/xdm/xlogin
alexander.pohoyda at gmx.net
Sat May 31 14:17:58 PDT 2003
> From: Lukas Ertl <l.ertl at univie.ac.at>
> On Sat, 31 May 2003, Alexander Pohoyda wrote:
> > I have found a suitable Beastie picture on FreeBSD.org site, and
> > edited it a bit, to make it fit xlogin application.
> > xlogin is used by xdm, as you well know.
> > By default, XFree86 globe picture is displayed, and I thought that it
> > would be a good advocacy to display our own logo there.
> > You can see it here:
> > http://www.alexander-pohoyda.privat.t-online.de/etc/badge.png
> > and XPM file for the X:
> > http://www.alexander-pohoyda.privat.t-online.de/etc/badge.xpm
> /usr/ports/x11/wdm already comes with a beastie image as default pic (I
> guess it's taken from the daemon in /usr/share/examples/BSD_daemon/.)
Well, but wdm is not installed by default, and I have never heard of
it before. I would consider it a failed advocacy effort :-)
I have just installed that port on 4.8-STABLE, and got an ugly Penguin
face on my screen!! Thanks, but even XFree86 globe is better for me.
After that I had a look at the Beastie pixmap provided by the wdm
Well.... I fully admit that the one I proposed before is far from
perfection, but it looks much better anyway.
And, BTW, I deinstalled wdm port. That's not something I want to have
on my machine.
I hope that Marshall Kirk McKusick will give us the permission to
use the picture in this case.
Let's promote the BSD style wherever that is possible!
<alexander.pohoyda at gmx.net>
P.S. Still not response from maintainers.
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