Bug 2066878 - awaita is incorrectly set as default background in XML for fedora
Summary: awaita is incorrectly set as default background in XML for fedora
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-backgrounds
Version: 36
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Kalev Lember
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2022-03-22 16:38 UTC by Máirín Duffy
Modified: 2022-03-30 19:20 UTC (History)
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Description Máirín Duffy 2022-03-22 16:38:11 UTC
Description of problem:
The adwaita.xml file in /usr/share/gnome-background-properties in F36 beta has the Adwaita wallpaper set with name "Default Background." This bumps this background to the top of the background chooser, over and on top of the Fedora 36 default background.

We have a pending update (will likely land after F36 beta) to set the F36 default wallpaper to have the name "Default Background" - see https://github.com/fedoradesign/backgrounds/pull/37

The adwaita.xml file will need to be changed so that it is no longer set to "Default Background" as its name in the XML - in the case both the F36 wallpaper and Adwaita are both named "Default Background" in the XML, it'll be up to the filesystem ordering which appears first (and that can vary based on the order the background RPMs are installed as I have discovered in testing.) 

I would also suggest that the 6 GNOME backgrounds included all be renamed with a "GNOME" prepending their names so they show up as a single unified block in the background chooser, which will make more visual and logical sense to users browsing it. 

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Comment 1 Allan Day 2022-03-30 11:13:29 UTC
I agree that the background settings would look a bit better if the default fedora background was placed in position 1. As much as anything, it would be better if the GNOME backgrounds were grouped together - this would tidy up the grid overall.

Long term, my feeling is that we should probably drop the use of the "Default Background" name to set the position of the wallpapers. There will likely be competing "defaults" - the one set upstream and whatever downstreams change it to - and I don't think we want to be in the business of patching the XML on a regular basis.

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