[maemo-developers] Changing Freemantle Desktop Backgrounds

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Oct 22 09:20:57 EEST 2009
On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 01:36 +0200, ext Jonathan Blake wrote:
> First post here, so greetings, etc. :)

First things first, it's "Fremantle", the code names come from a list of

> As some of you may know, I'm currently developing a wallpaper
> management application (python) that ties into n900wallpapers.com.
> However, the big roadblock I've come up across so far is actually
> changing the user's desktop background. 
> The only information I can find on this is a bug report from 2008
> (https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3030) and some C code, also
> from 2008 for hildon 2.0 (http://timeless.justdave.net/mxr-
> test/os2008/source/hildon-desktop-2.0.6/background-manager/background-
> manager.c).
> Can anybody point me in the right direction? 

The backgrounds can be changed by writing the image file name to GConf:


(This is how N900's Images application does it.)


> Thanks!

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