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Bug 230105 - e-d-s needs to fall back to reading from ~/.face
Summary: e-d-s needs to fall back to reading from ~/.face
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution-data-server
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: F9Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-26 17:48 UTC by David Zeuthen
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:44:33 UTC

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Description David Zeuthen 2007-02-26 17:48:42 UTC
For f-u-s we're considering giving random login pictures to users upon account
creation. This means ~/.face will be set. As such, it would be useful if e-d-s
read from ~/.face by default instead of assuming no picture is set.

It's an open question if e-d-s should update ~/.face if the user selects a new
picture. Matthias says it may be desirable to have separate faces for gdm and

But at least e-d-s should read ~/.face.

Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2007-04-03 00:42:16 UTC
David (or Matthias),

Can you enlighten me a little more about what ~/.face is used for?  Is this a
(de facto) standard file that other applications know about?  Is it localized?

Seems like it should be pretty simple to implement once I understand the

Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2007-04-03 00:48:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> David (or Matthias),
> Can you enlighten me a little more about what ~/.face is used for?  Is this a
> (de facto) standard file that other applications know about?  Is it localized?
> Seems like it should be pretty simple to implement once I understand the
> requirements.

Yes, ~/.face is used by both gdm and fusa to display the users "face" in resp.
the login menu and the user switcher applet. It's not localized and in the
future we may pull the "face" from another source... If it's a lot of work, I'm
not sure it's worth the effort. Matthias?

Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-03 20:21:31 UTC
Given that we don't install a .face by default, the user has to bring up the
about me capplet anyway to select a face, and the capplet writes to both
locations, so I think this is not a big win. All it would do is make evolution
pick up the preinstalled face on the live cd, right ?

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-03 20:22:44 UTC
To complete that comment, I don't think random faces is worthwhile until we
can make the fast-user-switch-applet show them, too. 

Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2007-04-03 20:27:31 UTC
So this definitely shouldn't be an FC7Blocker.  Moving to FC7Target for now.
I'll at least give it a quick looksee.

Comment 6 Matthew Barnes 2007-10-02 23:52:47 UTC
I've informed upstream about this.

Comment 7 Matthew Barnes 2007-10-04 16:27:15 UTC
Moving to F9Target

Comment 8 Milan Crha 2008-02-11 18:19:50 UTC
Moving to rawhide per last comment.

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:29:06 UTC
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Comment 10 Matthew Barnes 2009-06-29 01:33:10 UTC
Cleaning house.  Is this feature still desirable and worth pushing upstream or should I let it expire?

Comment 11 Matthias Clasen 2009-06-29 01:54:24 UTC
I'd talk to Ray, I think we want to get some other storage for this kind of per-user data

Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:44:33 UTC
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