I just tried to change the background on the fresh rawhide install,
and although the desktop-backgrounds-* packages are installed,
gnome-background-properties doesn't offer any backgrounds.
I think we should
a) add xml files for at least some of the backgrounds to
b) make sure the file chooser has a bookmark for /usr/share/backgrounds
I'm currently trying to find out a bit more about the xml format
Ok, so adding all the images in the desktop-background-* packages
makes the dialog incredibly slow to startup, so we clearly have
to pick a handful (10 - 20) good backgrounds from the packages and
remove the rest from the xml files I'm attaching shortly.
Created attachment 104206 [details]
all backgrounds in desktop-backgrounds-basic
Created attachment 104207 [details]
all backgrounds in desktop-backgrounds-extra
Additionally, we should add a preview to the file chooser, and make
sure it starts up in /usr/share/backgrounds.
I've asked Diana to come up with a short list of images to show initially.
I have a patch ready to add a simple preview to the file chooser.
And, for reference, the upstream bugs related to these issues are
Added the preview to the file chooser now, in control-center-2.8.0-5
Keeping this bug open to add the initial list of backgrounds.
desktop-backgrounds-basic-2.0-24 should has the prepopulated list of
*** Bug 129561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***