cookbook 'desktop', '= 0.1.0'
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LWRP to manage the user's desktop settings
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LWRP to manage desktop's settings for an user.
There are a lot of user's settings that are managed by a desktop setting system
as gconf, gsetting and so. This LWRP let you manage the keys and values
for those settings.
Right now it's just supported gconf and gsettings, but I hope that more
desktop settings systems be supported in the future. For example, the one
used by KDE.
This LWRP born as a need for a project called GECOS which is being developed
by the Junta de Andalucía, a local government from the lovely region of Spain:
In order to use this LWRP from your cookbook or recipe you need to add
this cookbook as a dependency at the
After doing that you can do things like:
node['my_cookbook']['users'].each do |username| desktop_settings "picture-uri" do schema "org.gnome.desktop.background" type "string" value "/usr/share/background/supecoolbackgroung.jpg" user username end end
To see how this works and how could be used from another cookbook, let's see
The LWRP provider by default is
gsettings as this is the new kid on the block
and the current default system for GNOME and GNOME apps.
If you like to set a specific background to an user you could do something like:
Let's say we have a recipe named
background with this at the
defaults['background']['image'] = '/usr/share/background/supecoolbackgroung.jpg'
defaults['background']['user'] = 'joe'
And this inside the recipe:
desktop_settings "picture-uri" do
But we can use also the
gconf provider to set the background is this is
the setting system that use our desktop:
desktop_settings '/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename' do type 'string' value node['background']['image'] user node['background']['user'] provider 'desktop_gconf' end
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Copyright 2012 Juanje Ojeda email@example.com
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