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Bug 57151 - Need Spec for Splash Screen Theming and UI For Configuring
Need Spec for Splash Screen Theming and UI For Configuring
Product: gnome-session
Classification: Core
Component: gnome-session
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: future
Assigned To: Session Maintainers
Session Maintainers
: 80457 97893 111474 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2001-07-06 03:04 UTC by Havoc Pennington
Modified: 2013-01-13 17:47 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

gnome-session 2.0 patch to add a themable splash image (4.77 KB, patch)
2002-09-22 15:49 UTC, Rodney Dawes
none Details | Review
Revised gnome-session themeable splash image patch (5.18 KB, patch)
2002-09-29 17:11 UTC, Rodney Dawes
none Details | Review

Description Havoc Pennington 2001-07-06 03:04:16 UTC
See request and patch at
Comment 1 Luis Villa 2002-01-28 20:07:23 UTC
Marking high because of the patch, but I presume with the new gsm this
isn't relevant for 2.0?
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-01-28 20:18:26 UTC
gnome-session hasn't been replaced for GNOME 2, it's the same basic deal.

My msm session manager has "splash screen themes" that can even
replace the special effects, but that's probably crackrock ;-)
I don't know when/if we'll use msm so adding this feature to gsm 
is likely still sensible.
Comment 3 Luis Villa 2002-01-28 21:41:46 UTC
Mass-marking after reading; 'luis doing GNOME2 work' can be filtered on.
Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2002-07-29 04:15:13 UTC
New feature -> punting to 2.2.x
Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2002-07-29 04:21:12 UTC
*** Bug 80457 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Mark McLoughlin 2002-07-29 04:22:20 UTC
There's another patch in #80457
Comment 7 kz 2002-07-29 09:22:50 UTC
Havoc: what is "splash screen themes"?
Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-29 14:07:52 UTC
splash screen themes is loadable modules to change the special effects
seen as you log in.
Comment 9 Rodney Dawes 2002-09-22 15:48:11 UTC
Attaching a patch against gnome-session 2.0.7. I didn't add the UI to
the patch to change it, since it's not really a needed "feature" for
people who don't know how to go run gconf-editor and break things
Comment 10 Rodney Dawes 2002-09-22 15:49:15 UTC
Created attachment 11210 [details] [review]
gnome-session 2.0 patch to add a themable splash image
Comment 11 Mark McLoughlin 2002-09-23 05:18:46 UTC
Dobey: Thanks for an up to date patch :-) Some comments:

* There should be no hyphens in gconf keys
* The schemas should be translated. You'll want the file in the patch
to be and add to
* Don't use tab indentation for the schemas. It quickly becomes
* The owner should be 'gnome-session' although I don't think it makes
a difference

* I'd prefer ..

filename = gconf_client_get...
if (!filename)
        filename = g_strdup...

pb = gdk_pixbuf_new...

g_free (filename)


filename = gconf_client_get...

pb = gdk_pixbuf_get ...
g_free (filename)

if (!pb) {
      filename = g_strdup...
      pb = gdk_pixbuf_new_from ..

* The comment isn't neccessary
* Unref the GConfClient

Thanks again ..
Comment 12 Rodney Dawes 2002-09-29 17:11:01 UTC
Created attachment 11304 [details] [review]
Revised gnome-session themeable splash image patch
Comment 13 Rodney Dawes 2002-09-29 17:16:37 UTC
Thanks Mark,

The newly revised patch removes the hyphen, puts the schemas file in and moves it to, removes the comment, unrefs the
GConfClient object, and rearranges the code as you suggest. I left
the owner as "gnome" to be consistent with the other keys in the
schemas file. I'm not sure what you mean about the unreadability of
the schemas file. It was fine in both vi and emacs. Though, there
really should be a dtd that editors can validate it against and tab
it in a standardly readable fashion. I'll file a bug against GConf
for that. Also, is the hyphen thing an aesthetic concern, or one of
functionality that has been decided by multiple people to be the
standard way of doing it for GNOME?
Comment 14 Mark McLoughlin 2002-10-01 23:18:46 UTC
GConf keys aren't supposed to contain a hyphen. Its a convention
apparently. I've forgotten whether is was arbitrary or if there is a
good reason for it.

I've committed the patch with the neccessary intltool/make magic to
actually merge the translations.

Thanks for the work.
Comment 15 Mark McLoughlin 2002-11-07 01:46:20 UTC
*** Bug 97893 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 16 kz 2003-02-04 18:41:56 UTC
this bug should provide the patch for GUI of configuration.
but gnome-session HEAD has no such a code for setting gconf key GUIly.
bug 80457 has a try for it.
Comment 17 Rodney Dawes 2003-02-04 19:09:17 UTC
No. We need a cross-desktop method of theming the splash screen. This
should be similar to the other theming methods. I did the gconf key as
a quick hack to make this themeable as a billion people have been
asking for it. I'd like to write a "spec" for this, and update
gnome-session for 2.3/2.4 to follow this spec, and just make it easier
for people to
provide splash screens as part of a "metatheme" or other methods. I'll
reassign this bug to me and do something this week. Changing summary,
and updating keywords also.
Comment 18 Mark McLoughlin 2003-05-19 13:09:20 UTC
Removing the PATCH keyword.

Rodney, any updates ?
Comment 19 Rodney Dawes 2003-06-10 15:26:35 UTC
Sorry. I haven't had time to look at this, and it seems that 2.4
feature freeze was yesterday. There also is not spec for the
"metatheme" stuff
yet, as far as I know. Maybe we can do something really nice for 2.6?
Comment 20 Rodney Dawes 2003-07-04 12:29:30 UTC
OK. So, I've been on vacation for the past 2 weeks and after my talk
at guadec, I started to think about some icon theme things. I think we
should just move to making the splash screens for applications be part
of the "icon" theme, as well as a lot of other things such as smilies,
status icons, application about box images, etc... Since the goal is
to have gtk 2.4 use icon themes for the stock icons and stuff, I think
we should retarget this for 2.6 and try to make the gtk+ icon theme
stuff as nice and extensible, and sane as possible. I have some
proposals for extensions and changes to the icon theme spec that I
would like to see end up making gnome/gtk better for 2.6/2.4
development cycles, as well as a quick reference implementation of an
icon theme object to support the changes better.

Moving this to "future" for now. Perhaps we should add a 2.6.x target?
Comment 21 Luis Villa 2004-04-08 22:32:00 UTC
Comment on attachment 11304 [details] [review]
Revised gnome-session themeable splash image patch

Lacking a 'committed' status, marking this obsolete.
Comment 22 Vincent Noel 2004-08-05 21:36:40 UTC
*** Bug 111474 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 23 Bastien Nocera 2013-01-13 17:47:11 UTC
We don't have a splash screen anymore. It was off for a number of years before it was completely removed in GNOME 3.0.