Don’t care about making applications but like lovely wallpapers?
Well, you’re in luck because I commissioned one for Watson from the wonderfully talented @margodeweerdt
You can download three versions in 4K from https://github.com/small-tech/watson#get-the-wallpaper
Market/describe it as a general "Linux development following Elementary UI Guidelines Starter Pack for Novices" or something similar and make sure that the default templates are desktop-independent.
you're better off targeting the "bigger" market when it's easy and it's tiny to begin with
somewhat related, I mostly use KDE programs on Xfce since they work on any desktop, they are powerful and they follow the desktop standards without being tied to KDE. I don't use a single one of those useless GNOME "apps" that break outside it
@katie @aral @danrabbit how is the GPLv3 “not really free,” pray tell? If you don’t want to use the JS (which itself is entirely open source at https://github.com/elementary/website), you can always build the entire OS from source in minutes using our build system which is also entirely open source and very straightforward: https://github.com/elementary/os
@katie @aral @danrabbit in addition, elementary OS is an opinionated implementation of a desktop, sure, but we are constantly working to ensure compatibility with FreeDesktop standards, and in many cases, driving those very standards forward. Apps built for elementary OS can be installed and run on any modern Linux-based operating system if that’s your preference.
But also maybe don’t shit on other people’s open source projects, yeah?
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