Re: New Wallpaper Properties Dialog
- From: Jeroen Zwartepoorte <jeroen xs4all nl>
- To: Rodney Dawes <dobey ximian com>
- Cc: gnome-announce-list gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org, gnome-themes-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: New Wallpaper Properties Dialog
- Date: 27 Oct 2003 12:56:01 +0100
Have you seen Mac OS-X's wallpaper thingy? One nice feature it has is
categories: there are "Apple", "Nature" and "Abstract" categories
(possibly more). I'm not sure if you can create your own categories
(point at a directory etc). This sounds like a good feature to have in a
new wallpaper capplet (we could add a GNOME and/or Ximian category for
example. There's lots of artwork in those categories).
On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 01:18, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> I have just released the initial revision of the new wallpaper capplet
> that I have been working on in my spare time, and has been under
> discussion on gnome-themes-list. This initial release is quite
> featureful, yet it is still missing the "random" feature that was in
> my mock up, as well as some other features and functionality that are
> outlined in the TODO file that is included in the tarball.
> 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.
> Also left to do, is to write the logic for detecting if the image is a
> tile or should be scaled or what. It currently detects most tiled images
> already though, on the basis of height vs. width. If they are the same,
> Tiled is automatically selected.
> I'm also proposing that we replace the current capplet(s) with this one
> for GNOME 2.6.
> Here are the relevant URLs:
> -- dobey
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