Re: New Wallpaper Properties Dialog
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org, gnome-themes-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: New Wallpaper Properties Dialog
- Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 22:52:14 +1100
<quote who="Rodney Dawes">
> The main feature is the storage of meta-data and the list of available
> wallpapers, in an XML file in ~/.gnome2/. For each individual image, the
> filename, a descriptive name, image scaling type, background color type,
> and background colors are all stored. There is no DTD yet, but one will be
> written for the next release.
What is the metadata for? Why not simply show image thumbnails in known
system directories, as well as a list of user-chosen images?
When choosing an image for wallpaper, it is unlikely that the user will care
to give the image a special name, figure out its file size (particularly in
K, I would understand having the size in dimensions, but even that seems
like overkill), know what kind of image format it is, or even care what the
file name is. Surely the primary use case is "go in, find something pretty
and make it so", nothing more...?
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