Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176544
webcollage isn't available in FC4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:19 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7
Description of problem:
I upgraded to FC4 from FC3 and my screensaver no longer worked. I opened the screensaver options window from "Desktop->Preferences->Screensaver" and my favorite screensaver "Webcollage" wasn't available.
Webcollage downloads random pictures from the internet and displays them in a mix&match way on the screen. Since the internet is full of pornographi material, it may download unsuitable images at random, IF and ONLY IF i don't specify a custom 'word file'.
I believe RedHat may have removed the screensaver without knowing that it can be used in many beutiful ways.
For example, i created a text file with "Linux" words and Webcollage downloads loads of nice penguins all the time.
Is there a change to get webcollage back please?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. no webcollage module
Actual Results: no screensaver :(
Expected Results: pretty screensaver with random pictures!
Unfortunately webcollage is probably too risky to ship in Core (and RHEL).
There have been quite a few angry customers and Fedora users in the past who
have come back from a lunch break or something similiar to find pornography on
their desktop. While changing the search terms to be more friendly can
potentially dramatically decrease the probability of offensive images being
shown, there is still a risk.
Webcollage might be an interesting opt-in type thing for extras though.
How can we submit webcollage for inclusion in fedora-extras?
check out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/Contributors