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    Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    Hey guys,

    Due to "customer" demand I've quickly put together a gui and crontab python libs for setting auto changing wallpapers. See screenshot attached for demo.

    You need to install 3 debs, 2 python libs and one app. It'll put a menu item in your system > preferences folder for you to configure it.

    This is new, so report bugs here: https://code.launchpad.net/gnome-wallchanger

    Download via PPA here: https://launchpad.net/~doctormo/+archive
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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    Pretty innovative idea! I'd like to see this for KDE!

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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    Looks good man (:

    Um.. did you spell DeviantArt : DiviantArt? lol
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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    Um.. did you spell DeviantArt : DiviantArt? lol
    Yes, although spellings are something I want corrected... I'm more interested in getting someone to _try_ it
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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    I'm trying it now, set it to change Walls from my ~/Picture folder, every 1 min. 10 seconds after I closed it (you might put an "Apply" and "Stop" button) it changed the wall. Now it did it again. Probably one minute after the second.. Works fine with this simple test at least. I don't feel like shutting my comp off so I wont test that

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    Deviantart works fine too.
    OK, when I set it to GNOME, it takes pics from Appearance. Is this correct, or is it suppose to be from gnome art?

    EDIT2:
    Now it used the two same pics in three turns (1-2-1). That can't be right.
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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    when I set it to GNOME, it takes pics from Appearance. Is this correct, or is it suppose to be from gnome art?
    That is correct, gnome art doesn't have rss feeds or anything to really do this sort of thing with. If you know of a good wallpaper site with rss feeds I'll happily add it.

    Now it used the two same pics in three turns (1-2-1). That can't be right.
    It is random, and the sample size is not always huge, for instance in the gnome-wallpapers there are typically 5 images. and the rss feeds generally only get 20 or so samples.
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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    Great idea

    I am trying to install through apt, after adding your ppa repo to my sources.list, but it isn't working for me.

    I am running hardy 64 bit, and I think you only have the packages defined as 32bit in your repo, although your attachments are for all architectures...

    Is there a simple setting you can update for your repo packages?

    Thanks

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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    All signs point all arch setup in all the packages... unknown reason why the builds are specific.

    anyone know?
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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorMO View Post
    All signs point all arch setup in all the packages... unknown reason why the builds are specific.

    anyone know?
    Apologies, it must have been me...must have been a typo on my part

    Although it does only show up as an i386 build in PPA, I found it just fine through synaptic and it installed without issue...

    I'll let you know how I get on...

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    Re: Change Wallpapers, Mega Ultra GUI.

    Although it does only show up as an i386 build in PPA, I found it just fine through synaptic and it installed without issue...
    Not a suprise, their all PurePython(tm) so they don't require any specific arch.
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