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Wally 2.4.4 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 languages. Some features: - History support - EXIF support - Proxy support - A lot of wallpaper layouts, independent from window manager's capabilities - Save downloaded pictures Requirements: - Qt 4.6.0 or better - Libexif 0.6 or better (optional) - CMake 2.8 or better (in order to build from sources) Installation: - 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 - XFCE4 - 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ UPGRADING NOTES: 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 settings. Under Linux, remove ~/.config/BeCrux/Wally.conf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TRANSLATORS Let me give special thanks to Wally's translators: - Me :), English and Italian - Татьяна Рубина, Russian - Martino Vedana, Spanish - Márcio Moraes, Portuguese (Brazil) - Klaus-Peter Gores, German - Nicolas Remy, French - Martin Pavlík, Czech - Dominik Szczerba, Polish - 御用软件, Chinese - Miquel Ràmia, Catalan - Θωμάς Τσάβαλος, Greek - 이덕희, 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 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 for help.
Source: README, updated 2011-12-28