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Description: The one and only wallpaper changer for Qt4
Download: wally.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 3Mb
Version: 2.4.3
Date: 03 Jul 13
Author: tony@becrux.com, port by Alfkil
Submitter: Alfkil Thorbjørn Wennermark
Email: alfkil/gmail com
Homepage: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Wally?content=87798
Requirements: Qt4.7 (0.9.0)
Category: utility/workbench
License: GPL
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.1
FileID: 8043
Comments: 0
Snapshots: 1
Videos: 0
Downloads: 19  (Current version)
19  (Accumulated)

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Wally 2.4.3

Wally is a Qt4 wallpaper changer, using multiple sources like files, folders,
FTP remote folders, Flickr, Yahoo!, Panoramio,
Ipernity, Photobucket, Buzznet, Picasa, Smugmug, Google, Vladstudio and
deviantART images.
It runs under Linux, Win32, MacOSX and OS/2, and it's available in many

Some features:
- History support
- EXIF support
- Proxy support
- A lot of wallpaper layouts, independent from window manager's capabilities
- Save downloaded pictures

- Qt 4.6.0 or better
- Libexif 0.6 or better (optional)
- CMake 2.8 or better (in order to build from sources)

- mkdir build
- cd build
- cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
  ( ^^^^^ please type just like you read ^^^^^^^ )
- make
- make install (Linux only)

CMake options:
-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release      compile in Release mode
-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug        compile in Debug mode
-DSTATIC=1                      link with static libraries (only if Qt4 has been
compiled in static mode)
-DCOMPRESS=1                    compress final executable with UPX (only Win32
and MacOSX)

If you have KDE4, your enviroment will be automatically detected, and
WallyPlugin will be installed. Remember to restart KDE4
(logoff/logon should be enough) in order to use Wally. Then, select WallyPlugin
in Appearance Settings. To be clear, WallyPlugin IS NOT Wally.
It's just a "brigde" between Wally and KDE4, and it must be selected to show
Wally images, so Wally has to be started.

Moreover, if you're upgrading KDE4 to KDE 4.4, and you already have WallyPlugin,
Plasma can crash, due to binary incompatibilites with
new Qt/KDE libraries. Just reinstall/recompile Wally.

When launched, Wally places itself in your system tray. Right-click on icon to
show main menu.
In Settings window, just select a module, and add items in the list. Wally will
download photos according to your search keywords,
or use your photos if you're using Files / Folders modules.

Supported Window Managers:
- Win32
- MacOSX
- OS/2
- KDE3
- KDE4
- Gnome
- GnomeShell
- Fluxbox
- Blackbox
- FVWM (unstable)
- WindowMaker

Please read README.XFCE4 and README.shortcuts for further instructions.

Note for Mac OSX Snow Leopard:
You must disable "Change Picture" feature, that's in System preferences >
Desktop & Screen Saver > Change picture.



History database will be upgraded to the new version, in order to save
more information. All previous records will be tagged "unknown" in history.

- only for Wally 1.x

Settings have totally changed, so please uninstall 1.x version removing also
Under Linux, remove ~/.config/BeCrux/Wally.conf



Let me give special thanks to Wally's translators:

- Me :), English and Italian
- ТатьяМа РубОМа, Russian
- Martino Vedana, Spanish
- Márcio Moraes, Portuguese (Brazil)
- Klaus-Peter Gores, German
- Nicolas Remy, French
- Martin Pavlík, Czech
- Dominik Szczerba, Polish
- 埡甚蜯件, Chinese
- Miquel Ràmia, Catalan
- ΘωΌάς ΀σάβαλος, Greek
- 읎덕희, Korean
- Michael Borries, Danish
- Rumán Sándor, Hungarian
- Recep Çakan, Turkish
- Andreas Klintemyr, Swedish

If you want to add your translation to Wally, you just need:

- Qt Linguist
- 15 minutes of your life :)

You don't need to be neither a developer, nor to understand Wally's code.
And, if you need help in using Linguist, just write me.



Wally has been deeply inspired by John's Background Switcher
a great software, well designed and much more capable than Wally. Infact, it's
still running on one of my PCs :)
Anyway, I decided to write Wally for two reasons:

- JBS is based on .NET, a framework that is not installed on every PC, cause of
its "heaviness" and system resources' usage.
- And, mainly, it cannot run on platforms like Linux / MacOSX.

So, I'd like to thank John Conners, for giving me the opportunity to re-use its
idea in order to fulfill the universe
of wallpaper changers not covered by JBS :)

First of all, I'd like to thank Tanya, my wife, for all her support before,
during Wally's development and
after :)

I'd also like to thank:

- for bugs reporting, new ideas and time spent in testing:

  Francesco De Marchi
  Sylvain Gueniot
  Oliver Schwabedissen
  Ferhat Dogru
  Corrado Guarino Lo Bianco
  Filippo Venturini
  Klaus-Peter Gores
  Mike Cooper
  Mario R. Carro
  Serge Sander
  Martino Vedana
  Mirko Bianco
  Elbert Pol
  Alex Roma

- Photobucket staff, for support and promoting.

Any contribution or suggestion will be appreciated.
Write me at tony()becrux.com for help.

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