WallpaperZapper 0.1.1 review

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WallpaperZapper is a random wallpaper selector for GNOME

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 161K
Developer: Nicolas Roman
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WallpaperZapper is a random wallpaper selector for GNOME. It allows you to change periodically your background, randomly picking the new one from GNOME backgrounds lists.

Here are some key features of "WallpaperZapper":
changes desktop background periodically
time between two changes is fully configurable
popup menu provides available wallpapers list. Choosing an item in the menu changes the current wallpaper
wallpaper list is taken from Gnome backgrounds list. Any change made to this list is detected and WZ adapts itself accordingly
already available in French and English
easy to translate using traditional tools like gettext and po files
written in python
uses gtk/gnome throught pygtk
preferences saved and wallpapers configured using gconf
backgrounds file monitored using gamin (could change to gnomevfs shortly)
i18n with gettext
autotools were used to bring it altogether.

What's New in This Release:
gamin is no longer used to monitor background files.
GNOMEvfs is used instead.
The wallpaper popup menu has been modified so it now presents a background together with a thumbnail.
The wallpaper list is now sorted on wallpaper name.
The about dialog now inherits from gtk.AboutDialog, so it should be more like GTK.
An adapter between Wallpapers and GConf was added.
Usual code cleanups were done, including fixes for typos, removal of comments, and modification of configuration parameters.

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