Select backgrounds based on aspect ratio and read them from dconf

Bug #1258571 reported by Chris Wayne on 2013-12-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
The Savilerow project
unity8 (Ubuntu)
Andrea Cimitan

Bug Description

Please allow for setting gsettings keys for both a phone and tablet background (more appropriately a landscape and portrait background), and then automatically choose the most appropriate background based on native screen aspect ratio

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: unity8 (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-4.10-generic 3.12.1
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-4-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Dec 6 11:27:51 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-26 (224 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
SourcePackage: unity8
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-11-23 (12 days ago)

Chris Wayne (cwayne18) wrote :
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2013-12-06
summary: - Allow for setting different customized backgrounds for phone/tablet,
- automatically choose appropriate background
+ Select backgrounds based on aspect ratio and read them from dconf
kevin gunn (kgunn72) on 2013-12-09
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Cimitan (cimi)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Andrea Cimitan (cimi) wrote :

Are we sure we want this? I believe it's not a desirable behaviour, instead the stretching should work better

Andrea Cimitan (cimi) on 2013-12-12
description: updated
Chris Wayne (cwayne18) wrote :

I believe we do want this, at least from a customization point-of-view. For example, the RIngtel background we currently have in the -customized images looks terrible when it's stretched out.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The topic was discussed on IRC, it seems a better approach would be to keep using the keyring background key, just set it to whatever background is appropriate for the device on first boot (e.g we just need some snippet doing the ratio calculation and writting the key)

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

OK so we agreed that a job that would write an .override file based on the device aspect ratio (or even device name, for that matter) would be better.

Marking Invalid for unity8 then.

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Alex Chiang (achiang) on 2014-01-16
affects: sevilerow → savilerow
no longer affects: ubuntu-ux
Chris Wayne (cwayne18) on 2015-02-12
Changed in savilerow:
status: New → Invalid
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