GNOME Background Chooser + Flickr

I’ve recently been working on a new background chooser for GNOME, which supports multiple “sources” of backgrounds. Today I used libsocialweb to integrate support for browsing the user’s photostream from flickr.

The UI is still a work in progress, I’m hoping to land it before the feature freeze at the end of the week.

I’ll also be at Guadec this week, but only for the 28th and 29th. See you there!

7 Responses to “GNOME Background Chooser + Flickr”

  1. Dave Richards says:

    Respectfully, keep in mind multi-user servers. :) Allowing an admin to turn off FLickr is appreciated. 20, 30 or 40 all getting information from Flickr is really going to be a big load.

    Improvements in the ability to publish new wallpapers on a multi-user system too is appreciated. There might be wallpapers that the user did not add and is new; it would be cool if there was a “Recent Additions” that shows those in the shared folders.

  2. Wow this looks great! Perhaps you can add something else? An ability to query the backend if it is supported.

    ie: search flickr for a list of photos matching “GNOME” and then display a list of results to set as the background? Not required, but it would be awful pretty eyecandy.

  3. Edward Betts says:

    Idea: You could use Wikipedia featured pictures as a source for backgrounds.

  4. Emmanuel says:

    While you’re working on the background preferences, it would be great if you could look at this bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143112

    Thanks a lot for your work.

  5. Sankar says:

    Actually there are few applications that already do this like Wally, Webilder etc. Is there any benefit that you aim to bring in your tool apart from the existing ones ? All the best btw :-)

    http://psankar.blogspot.com/2009/10/stunning-random-wallpapers-for-your.html

  6. Jones Lee says:

    It’s getting there! I could see something Mac in GNOME now…