Since we would like to make a new release before Fedora 9’s March freeze I had an idea for synfig to be like gimp/inkscape - a new splash screen for every release (and perhaps several in SVN between releases), showcasing some of the art done by the community.
I’ve written an about dialog that is like the gimp 2.4 one, haven’t integrated it into synfig yet or moved the current code from aboutdialog to splashscreen though.
I’m thinking it should be a still image, just in case the code isn’t ready for an animated one, and also because studio doesn’t start that slowly.
No particular theme or size, let those artist imaginations flourish! It should probably include the words “synfig studio” and maybe include the logo or remind folks of the logo. You may want to search through the IRC/list/wiki/etc archives and find a joke or recurring theme for inspiration. Perhaps try to keep it smallish - around 300x400 like the gimp one.
The chosen splash must be either public domain or licensed under the GPL-2 (with “or later” option). It must also come with full source code - so we can modify & render it if needed. It must all be created in synfig, no dependencies on external images created in other applications, nor special fonts.
Questions, suggestions, etc are welcome. Happy drawing!