original wallpapers

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Sep 22 13:16:25 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 09:37:16PM -0700, Henrik W Lund wrote:
> Bart??omiej Rutkowski wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Can anybody tell me to who  I shall mail with question about my wallpaper 
> >submission to became 'official' and about chances fot that? I think about 
> >somebody form freebsd dev team.
> >
> >Thanks for any reply, r.
> >
> Greetings!
> You could just do a send-pr(1), I guess. It's the regular way for us 
> mere mortals to submit patches, suggestions and the like. You do run a 
> risk of it getting missed, though, so making friends with a committer 
> would probably make actually getting things committed a bit easier.
> Mind you, though, committers are shy creatures - they mostly stick to 
> themselves, emerging from their hideouts only to discuss really 
> important commits among themselves (talking out of my ass here, of 
> course ;-) ). Alternatively, you may have a better chance of getting 
> one's attention over on -hackers or -current (although I probably would 
> go the send-pr(1) route. -hackers and -current are rather strictly 
> on-topic, I imagine).

Actually, a better route would be to make a port of the wall paper.
The base system doesn't hold much stuff that is strictly decorative,
and it doesn't include X window system stuff either.  All that
generally comes from the ports.

See the Porter's Handbook:

for instructions on how to create and submit a port.  As you're pretty
much just downloading a single file and installing it to some location
under /usr/X11R6 without having to do any compilation or anything, it
should be a pretty simple port to create.



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