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"aura" is a desktop (X root window) background setter. It picks images randomly from specified paths, skipping those that are too small or have inappropriate aspect ratios, and rescales them by cropping solid margins, resizing with cubic interpolation and then the liquid rescale algorithm to fit the desktop with as little quality loss as possible. Images are labelled in the corner using embedded tags. It can changes images on a timed basis or when triggered by SIGHUP or the CLI, and tracks previous and blacklisted images.

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Recent releases

  •  29 Sep 2012 00:18

    Release Notes: This release adds support for the enlightenment (e17) desktop environment.

    •  24 Apr 2012 15:26

      Release Notes: This release adds compatibility with GIMP 2.8.

      •  03 Feb 2012 10:45

        Release Notes: This release provides better handling of gimp parasite processing errors. Changing the background while a daemon process is running is now possible.

        •  06 May 2011 03:38

          Release Notes: A regression in subsequent image updates with gconf and xfconf was fixed. Cleanup of temporary files was added.

          •  05 May 2011 16:09

            Release Notes: The ability to set the background in a pure Xfce environment via xfconf/xfdesktop D-Bus interface was added.


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