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Re: FYI: Personalization in Windows 7

On 05/14/2009 01:17 AM, Martin Sourada wrote:
On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 22:03 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
Why not file an RFE against the application in the *DE that handle
background settings that will be able to browse and preview those
from the online gallery which the end user can then select and set as
his default background?

This would save bandwith and the needed packaging hazzle..

The end user would also be able to preview the backgrounds online in
his browser and right click the image and select to set as his default
It would create a mess in the system. Installing the wallpaper for all
users requires su authorisation, enabling it as default means that it

I think this is the whole point of personalization: don't care about all users, make easy the personalization tor each user.

needs to be copied to some directory that is readable by all users and
we don't like to mess up with the dirs that are usually handled by

I like a lot how the default wallpapers are set now in the distro: check a box and input a password.

rpm,... Think also about removing. But yeah, I have the concern about

Removing should not be an issue, we are talking about relatively small files, JPEGs or PNGs.

bandwidth as well and I am really not sure what is the best approach to
this... Some nice app that would let you select the wallpapers you'd
like to install (after seeing their thumbnailed preview) would be nice
to have, but I'd prefer it to integrate with our rpm (or even better
packagekit) infrastructure.

Do you currently wave a wallpaper installed from rpm? Mine is a JPEG somewhere in my homedir and it survived a clean install of F11 Beta.

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