Dylan McCall announced his little project as early as May 2008, but about a week ago, he picked up the project again. This time with the hope of bringing "Dawn of Ubuntu" back to Ubuntu.
On the ubuntu-artwork mailinglist he wrote:
On the mailinglist, the idea of changing images regard to the climate was also brought up.Hi, A while ago, I made a slideshow wallpaper out of Dawn of Ubuntu and its various remixes. It crossfades between them throughout the day. The result is a really elegant day / night transition that reflects the outside world. I finally got around to making a Debian package for the thing (since people had trouble installing it themselves), and I uploaded it to my PPA. No need to add the PPA to install the package, since there probably won't be any super exciting updates. (Just browse through its files and grab the appropriate .deb). Unless I'm really mixed up, I believe there has been discussion about bringing back Dawn of Ubuntu since the licensing stuff has been cleaned up; it's simply cc-by-3.0 now. Perhaps this package - or something like it - would be a stylish way to do so. Enjoy :) (And feedback is always appreciated) Dylan McCall
I've always felt that "Dawn of Ubuntu" captures some of that African spirit that surrounds Ubuntu. I know there's millions of beautiful wallpapers out there and I'm sure my feelings for this one is purely sentimental.
- PPA: https://edge.launchpad.net/~dylanmccall/+archive/ppa
- Source: http://code.launchpad.net/~dylanmccall/+junk/day-of-ubuntu-wallpaper
- PPA (with a build package): http://dylanmccall.googlepages.com/day-of-ubuntu-wallpaper_1_all.deb
- Grab the wallpaper here: http://the-mitsuhiko.deviantart.com/