Re: Desktop background image extension?

Hey David,

Writing this as an extension will require a running f-spot instance. On
the other hand, accessing the db directly might fail if f-spot is
The correct proper solution would be implementing this just like the
f-spot-screensaver is done (if there's a running f-sopt, contact it,
otherwise start one, do the stuffs, stop it).
I don't think it's worth the pain... so in your case, I'd cook a
perl/bash/ruby/python/you-name-it cron script with error handling for
busy/unavailable database.



On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 23:33 -0800, David Barrett wrote:
> Hi, I'm making the switch from Mac to Ubuntu and one of the few features 
> I miss is the ability to automatically set my desktop background image 
> to a random picture from my iPhoto library.  Does something like this 
> already exist for F-Spot, or how would you recommend I go ahead and 
> build it?
> I see you use SQLite under the hood; would the easiest/recommended way 
> be to just create a Cron script that:
> 1) Opens that database
> 2) Picks a random "favorite" image
> 3) Updates the desktop background
> 4) Exits
> Or, is this something better done as an extension?
> Thanks for the great tool, and I'm curious how I can help!
> -david
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