SyncWall

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Description:

SyncWall is quite a basic wallpaper changer with a special feature, it is the ability to synchronize wallpaper change between several workstations with a basic (and unsecured) client/server protocol. SyncWall has also some multi monitor support.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

Version 1.5.1
* bugs
- correct a bug when a secondary monitor is unplugged
Version 1.5.0
* Features
- add a previous wallpaper in system tray.
- detect change on monitor resolution or number
* bugs
- correction of global shortcut configuration
- correct some text for translation
- fixed a problem on single monitor configuration
Version 1.4.0
* Features
- add an alignment capability by dra&drop screen in "display parameters" panel.
Version 1.3.0
* Features
- add a random effect flag
- add an option to skip too low resolution files in some cases (bad visual result)
- add a "show interface" action in the system tray
- add a feature to have downsize the panels on small screen
* Fixes
- add a periodical save of settings
- correct a thread affinity problem
Version 1.2.1
* Fixes
- incorrect multi monitor mode in Gnome 3.x (test on Ubuntu 11.10)
- add thread to enhance network support (more reactivity)
- add flag for splashscreen incorrectly displayed on some plaforms
Version 1.2.0
* features
- add OS/2 support (thanks to Elbert Pol)
- add LXDE support
- add OPENBOX support
- add command line argument to reset the stored preference
- add debug info in log
- add the ability to save log in a file
- add drag&drop
- add command option to disable multiple instance detection
* bugs
- replace activated signal for action by triggered for os/2 platform
- correct horizontal alignment (center image)
- fix incorrect .desktop definition
Version 1.1.0
* Features:
- add Sepia special effect
- add Invert color effect
- add Glow effect
- add progressive blur effect
- allow to remove multiple input images
- add changelog display in interface
- enhancement of UI
* Bugs
- invalid display in thumbnail view
- correct missing DLLs in the Windows installer for mingw compilation
Version 1.0.0
- First official release

mikewrfc

6 years ago

I found that I had the quit after 30 seconds option enabled. Otherwise it is working properly.

One suggestion would be to have the app refresh after you disconnect from a second monitor. As it is the rendered split image is condensed down to one screen.

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xbee

6 years ago

This feature is planned for the next release .. :)

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xbee

6 years ago

... and the next release is out !

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mikewrfc

6 years ago

http://tinyurl.com/d93a232

Here is a screencap of a bug with 12.04 and multiple monitors. The display orientation defaults to the smaller screen being on top despite the Ubuntu display properties having it aligned with the bottom. Also Syncwall with crash when the apps display property panel stays open for more than 10 seconds or so.

I think its a great program but I am hoping for some light and dark themed icons :)

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xbee

6 years ago

I think that the 1.4.0 release will corect that effect. Have a try !

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mikewrfc

6 years ago

I tried it out tonight, the alignment works great! It sets the picture no problem. But for some reason the app/process will not stay active for more than half a min. I am forced to restart to change the wallpaper. I am not sure how to troubleshoot.

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xbee

6 years ago

? I've try this release on 12.04 with virtualbox and I have not been able to detect any problems. You can launch syncwall on a console to have a log ? Or launch a debug build in gdb or valgrind ?

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hotice

6 years ago

Synchronizing the wallpaper via network doesn't work, at least in Ubuntu. The log says:

Received background change: "1.0|wallpapers/wallpaper.jpg|3|1|1|#0596c8|#05fac8|0|0|5"
new file received: wallpapers/wallpaper.jpg
ERROR: Can't find local file as received: wallpapers/wallpaper.jpg

Any idea what's wrong?

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xbee

6 years ago

You must shared the files between your network (with quite the same structure). There is'nt any automatic transfert of file between server and clients. Perhaps in a future release ...

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hotice

6 years ago

Thanks for the explaination!

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xbee

6 years ago

Do you use KDE4 ? I've currently a problem with KDE4 but I've found a workaround by setting manually the current wallpaper to the generated one (locate in $HOME/.SyncWall/dynamic_wallpaper.png). It's not very clean but it works.

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ArchieDA

6 years ago

Yes, KDE4. I already tried the workaround found on http://thehive.xbee.net/index.php?module=pages&func=display&pageid=1#Known_limitations

I setup the 2560 x 1024 wallpaper on Desktop Setting - Plasma Desktop Shell and selected Centered in Positioning but the wallpaper was only displayed on one monitor.

I have NVIDIA Twinview.

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xbee

6 years ago

I haven't test the multimonitor on Linux, only on Seven. I've a dual monitor configuration and it seems to work. I can't test now but I've created a ticket on SF for that
Thank for the bug report

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ArchieDA

6 years ago

I have successfully created an RPM that if tests are OK will be sent upstream to the PCLinuxOS repository.

However onn the Debug tab:

SystemIntegration: The process failed to start. Either the invoked program is missing, or you may have insufficient permissions to invoke the program.

I am unable to change wallpapers.

http://bit.ly/zi3DRQ

Thank you.

Peace and much respect,
Archie

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xbee

6 years ago

Now, you can create one file by monitor, so you can assign these files to each activity (in KDE4, one monitor = one activity). I known, it's not a full support for multi monitor but it's a first step for KDE4 ...

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6 years ago

Version 1.5.1
* bugs
- correct a bug when a secondary monitor is unplugged
Version 1.5.0
* Features
- add a previous wallpaper in system tray.
- detect change on monitor resolution or number
* bugs
- correction of global shortcut configuration
- correct some text for translation
- fixed a problem on single monitor configuration
Version 1.4.0
* Features
- add an alignment capability by dra&drop screen in "display parameters" panel.
Version 1.3.0
* Features
- add a random effect flag
- add an option to skip too low resolution files in some cases (bad visual result)
- add a "show interface" action in the system tray
- add a feature to have downsize the panels on small screen
* Fixes
- add a periodical save of settings
- correct a thread affinity problem
Version 1.2.1
* Fixes
- incorrect multi monitor mode in Gnome 3.x (test on Ubuntu 11.10)
- add thread to enhance network support (more reactivity)
- add flag for splashscreen incorrectly displayed on some plaforms
Version 1.2.0
* features
- add OS/2 support (thanks to Elbert Pol)
- add LXDE support
- add OPENBOX support
- add command line argument to reset the stored preference
- add debug info in log
- add the ability to save log in a file
- add drag&drop
- add command option to disable multiple instance detection
* bugs
- replace activated signal for action by triggered for os/2 platform
- correct horizontal alignment (center image)
- fix incorrect .desktop definition
Version 1.1.0
* Features:
- add Sepia special effect
- add Invert color effect
- add Glow effect
- add progressive blur effect
- allow to remove multiple input images
- add changelog display in interface
- enhancement of UI
* Bugs
- invalid display in thumbnail view
- correct missing DLLs in the Windows installer for mingw compilation
Version 1.0.0
- First official release

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