Bug 230105 - e-d-s needs to fall back to reading from ~/.face
e-d-s needs to fall back to reading from ~/.face
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution-data-server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Blocks: F9Target
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Reported: 2007-02-26 12:48 EST by David Zeuthen
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:44 EDT (History)
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Description David Zeuthen 2007-02-26 12:48:42 EST
For f-u-s we're considering giving random login pictures to users upon account
creation. This means ~/.face will be set. As such, it would be useful if e-d-s
read from ~/.face by default instead of assuming no picture is set.

It's an open question if e-d-s should update ~/.face if the user selects a new
picture. Matthias says it may be desirable to have separate faces for gdm and

But at least e-d-s should read ~/.face.
Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2007-04-02 20:42:16 EDT
David (or Matthias),

Can you enlighten me a little more about what ~/.face is used for?  Is this a
(de facto) standard file that other applications know about?  Is it localized?

Seems like it should be pretty simple to implement once I understand the
Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2007-04-02 20:48:14 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> David (or Matthias),
> Can you enlighten me a little more about what ~/.face is used for?  Is this a
> (de facto) standard file that other applications know about?  Is it localized?
> Seems like it should be pretty simple to implement once I understand the
> requirements.

Yes, ~/.face is used by both gdm and fusa to display the users "face" in resp.
the login menu and the user switcher applet. It's not localized and in the
future we may pull the "face" from another source... If it's a lot of work, I'm
not sure it's worth the effort. Matthias?
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-03 16:21:31 EDT
Given that we don't install a .face by default, the user has to bring up the
about me capplet anyway to select a face, and the capplet writes to both
locations, so I think this is not a big win. All it would do is make evolution
pick up the preinstalled face on the live cd, right ?
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-03 16:22:44 EDT
To complete that comment, I don't think random faces is worthwhile until we
can make the fast-user-switch-applet show them, too. 
Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2007-04-03 16:27:31 EDT
So this definitely shouldn't be an FC7Blocker.  Moving to FC7Target for now.
I'll at least give it a quick looksee.
Comment 6 Matthew Barnes 2007-10-02 19:52:47 EDT
I've informed upstream about this.
Comment 7 Matthew Barnes 2007-10-04 12:27:15 EDT
Moving to F9Target
Comment 8 Milan Crha 2008-02-11 13:19:50 EST
Moving to rawhide per last comment.
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Comment 10 Matthew Barnes 2009-06-28 21:33:10 EDT
Cleaning house.  Is this feature still desirable and worth pushing upstream or should I let it expire?
Comment 11 Matthias Clasen 2009-06-28 21:54:24 EDT
I'd talk to Ray, I think we want to get some other storage for this kind of per-user data
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