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Old 01-19-2008, 05:40 AM
Matthias Clasen
 
Default multi-resolution backgrounds

Hey,

for a long time now, we've had the problem that we need to install
multiple versions of the default background (regular, wide, dual-screen,
etc), and leave the user to pick the best one manually.

I finally sat down and finished a patch the I had lying around to make
the gnome desktop support multi-resolution images. It piggybacks on
Soerens animated background work and lets you specify backgrounds like
this:

<background>
<static>
<duration>10000</duration>
<sizes>
<file width="800" height="600">background-small.png</file>
<file width="1600" height="1200">background-medium.png</file>
<file width="1920" height="1200">background-huge.png</file>
</sizes>
</static>
</background>

This will show up as a single entry in the appearance capplet, and
nautilus will pick the best size depending on the screen resolution.

I hope to get this into F9 soon, for now, you'll have to use the
patch in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=510554


Matthias

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Old 01-19-2008, 10:03 AM
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams
 
Default multi-resolution backgrounds

On Sat, 2008-01-19 at 01:40 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> [It] lets you specify backgrounds like this:
>
> <background>
> <static>
> <duration>10000</duration>
> <sizes>
> <file width="800" height="600">background-small.png</file>
> <file width="1600" height="1200">background-medium.png</file>
> <file width="1920" height="1200">background-huge.png</file>
> </sizes>
> </static>
> </background>

Is the duration tag really necessary, since there's only a single image
chosen anyways?
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:56 PM
Mark
 
Default multi-resolution backgrounds

2008/1/19, Matthias Clasen <mclasen@redhat.com>:
> Hey,
>
> for a long time now, we've had the problem that we need to install
> multiple versions of the default background (regular, wide, dual-screen,
> etc), and leave the user to pick the best one manually.
>
> I finally sat down and finished a patch the I had lying around to make
> the gnome desktop support multi-resolution images. It piggybacks on
> Soerens animated background work and lets you specify backgrounds like
> this:
>
> <background>
> <static>
> <duration>10000</duration>
> <sizes>
> <file width="800" height="600">background-small.png</file>
> <file width="1600" height="1200">background-medium.png</file>
> <file width="1920" height="1200">background-huge.png</file>
> </sizes>
> </static>
> </background>
>
> This will show up as a single entry in the appearance capplet, and
> nautilus will pick the best size depending on the screen resolution.
>
> I hope to get this into F9 soon, for now, you'll have to use the
> patch in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=510554
>
>
> Matthias

Great to have that functionality in Nautilus!
now i'm wondering if something like this could be implemented for GDM
as well..?? the GDM background for Fedora 8 is a .png image with a
size of: 2560 x 1600 and having that auto adjusting to the user
display size would be wonderful!

or perhaps SVG support in GDM (couldn't both options in gdm's bugzilla)?

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Old 01-19-2008, 04:22 PM
Mark
 
Default multi-resolution backgrounds

2008/1/19, Mark <markg85@gmail.com>:
> 2008/1/19, Matthias Clasen <mclasen@redhat.com>:
> > Hey,
> >
> > for a long time now, we've had the problem that we need to install
> > multiple versions of the default background (regular, wide, dual-screen,
> > etc), and leave the user to pick the best one manually.
> >
> > I finally sat down and finished a patch the I had lying around to make
> > the gnome desktop support multi-resolution images. It piggybacks on
> > Soerens animated background work and lets you specify backgrounds like
> > this:
> >
> > <background>
> > <static>
> > <duration>10000</duration>
> > <sizes>
> > <file width="800" height="600">background-small.png</file>
> > <file width="1600" height="1200">background-medium.png</file>
> > <file width="1920" height="1200">background-huge.png</file>
> > </sizes>
> > </static>
> > </background>
> >
> > This will show up as a single entry in the appearance capplet, and
> > nautilus will pick the best size depending on the screen resolution.
> >
> > I hope to get this into F9 soon, for now, you'll have to use the
> > patch in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=510554
> >
> >
> > Matthias
>
> Great to have that functionality in Nautilus!
> now i'm wondering if something like this could be implemented for GDM
> as well..?? the GDM background for Fedora 8 is a .png image with a
> size of: 2560 x 1600 and having that auto adjusting to the user
> display size would be wonderful!
>
> or perhaps SVG support in GDM (couldn't both options in gdm's bugzilla)?

Oke right after i wrote the above i thought of the following case:
What if a user downloaded a wallpaper pack which uses the smart size
stuff that Matthias made? than the user would get the wallpaper that's
suitable for his size.
But what if the user wants (for whatever reason) a different size? i
don't see any option of doing that at the moment.

So i made a nice mockup of the Appearance Preferences -> Background
section and edited in the "Available sizes" option and some example
sizes with a radio button that indicates which one is gonna be used.
The place in that section is available to put it in.

Posted the same on the bugzilla page.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:23 PM
Matthias Clasen
 
Default multi-resolution backgrounds

On Sat, 2008-01-19 at 17:56 +0100, Mark wrote:

> Great to have that functionality in Nautilus!
> now i'm wondering if something like this could be implemented for GDM
> as well..?? the GDM background for Fedora 8 is a .png image with a
> size of: 2560 x 1600 and having that auto adjusting to the user
> display size would be wonderful!
>
> or perhaps SVG support in GDM (couldn't both options in gdm's bugzilla)?
>

You should try it...the gdm in rawhide should support the exact same
things as the regular desktop, as far as backgrounds are concerned,
including animated backgrounds and svg.

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Old 01-21-2008, 07:21 AM
Nicu Buculei
 
Default multi-resolution backgrounds

Mark wrote:

Oke right after i wrote the above i thought of the following case:
What if a user downloaded a wallpaper pack which uses the smart size
stuff that Matthias made? than the user would get the wallpaper that's
suitable for his size.
But what if the user wants (for whatever reason) a different size? i
don't see any option of doing that at the moment.


Then the user can select directly one of the PNGs instead of the XML,
they are available as distinct files.


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