Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230105
e-d-s needs to fall back to reading from ~/.face
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:44:33 EDT
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.
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
(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
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?
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 ?
To complete that comment, I don't think random faces is worthwhile until we
can make the fast-user-switch-applet show them, too.
So this definitely shouldn't be an FC7Blocker. Moving to FC7Target for now.
I'll at least give it a quick looksee.
I've informed upstream about this.
Moving to F9Target
Moving to rawhide per last comment.
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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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