Why did I make this?
I am a big fan of the serious opensource communities. One such photo sharing portal is unsplash.com. Also, I always wanted to make some cool Ubuntu utility. So one fine day I thought "Okay, why not achieve both". This project is result of that. This is by no means a complex project(yet).
What does it do?
A simple utility written in python that picks a high resolution random image from unsplash.com and puts it as your wallpaper; updates it every hour with a new wallpaper.
Cool, how can I install?
Clone and download the repository
Install the dependencies:
- python-tk (Tkinter)
Open terminal and change directory:
- add permissions:
chmod +x unsplashubuntu.py
- Run the program:
(optional) Add the program on startup by going into launcher->startup applications
- Lightweight process
- Supports multiple monitors
- Intelligent, checks for network before attempting
- Add topics filtering
- Multiple platform support, move to electron?