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Starting from Release 33, Fedora Workstation uses default animated background as a visual showcase. Spins and lab maintainers running on desktop environment unable to support animated wallpaper will be able to select a different frame from the default (and variant) background.
 
Starting from Release 33, Fedora Workstation uses default animated background as a visual showcase. Spins and lab maintainers running on desktop environment unable to support animated wallpaper will be able to select a different frame from the default (and variant) background.
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Historically, animated background was first used by default on Fedora 7 Moonshine and became optional since then.
  
 
The animated background consists of an XML file and a series of images. The XML file  
 
The animated background consists of an XML file and a series of images. The XML file  

Revision as of 17:10, 1 July 2020


Default animated background for Fedora Workstation

Summary

Fedora Workstation 33 uses animated background (time-of-day slideshow with hue changes) as default.

Owner

Current status

Detailed Description

Starting from Release 33, Fedora Workstation uses default animated background as a visual showcase. Spins and lab maintainers running on desktop environment unable to support animated wallpaper will be able to select a different frame from the default (and variant) background.

Historically, animated background was first used by default on Fedora 7 Moonshine and became optional since then.

The animated background consists of an XML file and a series of images. The XML file defines transitions between the images. Usually only the colors vary, transitioning to darker colors at night, lighter colors in the morning, standard colors during daytime.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora Workstation will showcase its animated background seamlessly as default.

Does this improve specific Spins or Editions?

Design Suite Labs, which is based from Workstation, and Fedora Silverblue will take advantage of its change. Other Spins and Labs will remains unaffected unless their respective maintainers wish to use the default animated background.


Scope

  • Proposal owners:

Fedora Workstation may need a slight increase of its ISO file size in order to implement the animated backgrounds which are in PNG format. Each frame from animation will be selectable from the Background Settings.

  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: <! #Releng issue number (a check of an impact with Release Engineering is needed) -- REQUIRED FOR SYSTEM WIDE CHANGES --> Possibly a slight increase of ISO file.


  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Users upgrading from previous Fedora release with the default settings will notice an animated background reflecting time of the day. They will be able to select the frame version.

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

Users will notice an animation of the default background related to the time of the day.

Dependencies

f33-backgrounds-base and f33-backgrounds-animated

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Revert to the default static background (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes

N/A