Bug 133382 - background chooser doesn't know about installed backgrounds
Summary: background chooser doesn't know about installed backgrounds
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 129561 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target 131589
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-09-23 17:00 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 04:09:09 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
all backgrounds in desktop-backgrounds-basic (18.55 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-23 18:24 UTC, Matthias Clasen
no flags Details
all backgrounds in desktop-backgrounds-extra (65.69 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-23 18:25 UTC, Matthias Clasen
no flags Details

Description Matthias Clasen 2004-09-23 17:00:04 UTC
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 
for a)...

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-23 18:21:48 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-23 18:24:20 UTC
Created attachment 104206 [details]
all backgrounds in desktop-backgrounds-basic

Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-23 18:25:11 UTC
Created attachment 104207 [details]
all backgrounds in desktop-backgrounds-extra

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-23 18:26:09 UTC
Additionally, we should add a preview to the file chooser, and make
sure it starts up in /usr/share/backgrounds.

Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-23 19:08:25 UTC
I've asked Diana to come up with a short list of images to show initially.

Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-24 14:31:10 UTC
I have a patch ready to add a simple preview to the file chooser.

Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-24 14:34:28 UTC
And, for reference, the upstream bugs related to these issues are

Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-24 17:37:39 UTC
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.

Comment 9 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-27 15:29:44 UTC
desktop-backgrounds-basic-2.0-24 should has the prepopulated list of

Comment 10 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-29 06:07:14 UTC
*** Bug 129561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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