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1Eterm Background Images
2=======================
3
4The default themes for Eterm are designed to select a background image
5at random.  In order for this to work, some sort of mechanism had to
6be created for the creation and maintenance of a set of backgrounds,
7both tileable and scaled.  This mechanism had to allow for easy
8selection of the random image as well as easy alterations to the
9collection.
10
11So here's how it works.  Underneath this directory (bg/) you'll find
12two subdirectories:  tile and scale.  These directories contain tiled
13and scaled background images, respectively.  When "make install" is
14run, these images are automatically installed in directories with the
15same names underneath <prefix>/share/Eterm/pix/.  Once these images
16have been copied into place, the Etbg_update_list utility is run to
17create or update the pixmaps.list file, a text file containing the
18master list of images and their geometries, from which Eterm will
19choose an image at random.
20
21If you wish to add or remove images from the collection, first cd into
22<prefix>/share/Eterm/pix/.  Once there, remove any unwanted images
23from the tile/ and/or scale/ directories.  Then copy any images you
24want into either the tile/ or scale/ directory, depending on whether
25you want Eterm to tile the image or scale it.  When you have finished
26adding and/or removing images, run the Etbg_update_list script again
27(it is found in <prefix>/bin/) to update the list.
28
29You may have as many or as few images in your collection as you like;
30just remember to re-run the Etbg_update_list script after completing
31each set of changes.  Note that if you have fewer than 2 images in the
32collection, you should edit the theme.cfg file for your theme to
33deactivate the random image selection.  (If you neglect to do this,
34you may receive error messages from Eterm, but it will continue to
35function.)
36
37
38Disclaimer
39----------
40
41Most images distributed with Eterm and its supplementary backgrounds
42collection were contributed by their respective authors.  In fact,
43most of these images are original work by me.  Two images have unknown
44copyright but are believed to be in the public domain.
45
46However, should any person who can provide proof of ownership of any
47of these pictures object to their inclusion, they will be IMMEDIATELY
48withdrawn.  No copyright infringement is intended.  Inclusion here
49should be taken as a compliment. :-)
50
51
52Contributors
53------------
54
55The following contributions have been made by their authors.  Thanks
56to all who have contributed.  If one of your images is in this
57collection, but it isn't reflected here, please e-mail me
58(mej@eterm.org) so I can correct the omission.  Note that some of
59these images are included with the supplemental backgrounds
60collection, others with the Eterm distribution.
61
62All images are copyright their respective authors and are included
63here by permission.
64
65Neopolis-horizon.jpg            Joe Colburn <joe@nodomain.com>
66acid_chess.png                  Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
67a_distant_star.png              Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
68alpha_centauri.png              Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
69army_brat.png                   Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
70bubbly1.jpg                     Tal Danzig <tal@libranet.com>
71bubbly2.jpg                     Tal Danzig <tal@libranet.com>
72bubbly3.jpg                     Tal Danzig <tal@libranet.com>
73bubbly4.jpg                     Tal Danzig <tal@libranet.com>
74circuit.jpg                     Public Domain
75cold_steel.png                  Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
76conch.png                       Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
77confusion.jpg                   Tal Danzig <tal@libranet.com>
78connect_the_dots.png            Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
79cyber_bg.jpg                    Joe Colburn <joe@nodomain.com>
80darkness.png                    Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
81day-night.jpg                   Ted Zlatanov <tzz@lifelogs.com>
82falling.png                     Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
83fascination.png                 Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
84firestorm.png                   Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
85for_a_moment.png                Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
86graffiti.png                    Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
87gray_matter.png                 Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
88lightning_crashes.png           Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
89marbles.png                     Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
90midnight_sky.png                Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
91moody_blues.png                 Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
92murky_depths.png                Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
93oil_on_canvas.png               Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
94pebble_beach.png                Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
95ping-pong.png                   Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
96plasma.png                      Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
97pulse.png                       Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
98rolling_meadows.png             Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
99sailors_delight.png             Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
100shades_of_being.png             Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
101shale.jpg                       Public Domain
102shattered_windows.png           Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
103shock_and_awe.png               Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
104sitting_in_acid.png             Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
105spring_rain.png                 Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
106stained_glass.png               Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
107tales_of_earthsea.png           Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
108tangled_web.png                 Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
109the_wall.png                    Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
110trees_are_leafy.png             Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
111veins_2.png                     Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
112veins.png                       Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
113violetta.png                    Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
114wasteland.jpg                   Brian McFee <keebler@sandwich.net>
115water_into_wine.png             Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
116wintertree.jpg                  Ted Zlatanov <tzz@lifelogs.com>
117wormhole.png                    Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
118woven_memories.png              Michael Jennings <mej@eterm.org>
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