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Wally
Current release: 2.4.4 - Stable
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wally-2.4.1-1.fc13.i386.rpmRedHat PackageMD5: f1b07b03fd7e21ea562bbf41f8e50e99
wally-2.4.1-1.fc13.src.rpmRPM SourceMD5: f9c8e73c2a7bd6f900ca18544b3376b0
wally-2.4.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpmRedHat PackageMD5: 2996f716fa1470b72cac1c798e8e7df9
Wally-2.4.4MacOSX imageMD5: 622dd3d0cd04eeb3e983135c960cdb6f
WallySetup-2.4.4Win32 executableMD5: 561a0f5de2fa2af1bdbd0379545de335
wally_2.4.4-1_amd64Debian PackageMD5: 90c83a5d2279412479f4f332b415691a
wally_2.4.4-1_i386Debian PackageMD5: cb65de7489e45218c267bd2ede766340
wally_kde4_2.4.4-1_amd64Debian PackageMD5: d0ff141d2e66a8b6a7bd759769c84866
wally_kde4_2.4.4-1_i386Debian PackageMD5: 43dc3ad46a37b7a6df6b45bf097bcbfb

Previous releases:

Wally Logo

Built with
Qt

·Features
·Requirements
·Install
·Supported Linux Window Managers
·Translators
·Acknowledgements
·Awards

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. Now it's available in many languages!!

Note for Ubuntu users: if you're using KDE4, please use _kde4_ packages!!!



Screenshots:
About Flickr Folders
History Viewer Settings

Features
· Runs on Win32, Linux and MacOSX platforms
· History support
· Many wallpaper layouts available on all platforms
· EXIF data available over picture and in system tray tooltip
· Save downloaded photos
· Proxy support


Requirements
· Qt4 (>= 4.6.0)
· libexif (optional)
· Windows 2000/XP: Active desktop must be disabled! Right-click on desktop -> Properties -> Customize desktop -> Web -> Uncheck all items you find there
· Mac OSX Snow Leopard: You must disable "Change Picture" feature, that's in System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Change picture


Install
Just type:

mkdir build
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
make
make install

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.

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 Linux Window Managers:
· KDE3
· KDE4
· Gnome
· GnomeShell
· XFCE4
· Fluxbox
· Blackbox
· FVWM (unstable)
· WindowMaker


Translators
Let me give special thanks to Wally's translators, who are growing :)
· 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
· Rumán Sándor, Hungarian
· Michael Borries, Danish
· Andreas Klintemyr, Swedish
· Recep Çakan, Turkish

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:

· 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 and Alex Roma for bugs reporting and time spent in testing.
· Photobucket staff, for support and promoting.


Awards:

Softpedia.com Soft-Go.Com Download Most Wally video tutorial at downloadtube.com SofoTex.com
GearDownload.com Best Freeware Download Wally Excellent Software Award from FileGets Rated 5 stars on SoftwareLode - free software downloads Exellent Software Award from Actual Download
Reviews on SoftSea  2.3.0 : 5 Stars Award at redsofts.com !  2.3.0 : 5 Stars Award at cleansofts.com ! Wally awarded 5 Stars at the DownloadPipe.com Software Library Best Vista Download
Top 4 Download Windows 7 Download Best Software 4 Download X 64-bit Download Free download software
Software.Informer Editor's pick award Wareseeker Editor's pick award FreewareGeeks.com Andy Recommends





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