Variety is wallpaper changer for Ubuntu Linux distribution, it comes with several features for changing wallpapers from multiple sources, also it features a digital clock and it display quotes in top of the wallpapers fetched from QuotesDaddy. So, let’s check what’s new in Variety 0.4.15 and how to install it on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.
Variety 0.4.15 was released a Three months ago, for some reasons I couldn’t post anything earlier. So, excuse me for that. Anyway, In the previous version of Variety 0.4.12 it came with Quotes support, you might consider view this post for more information about Quotes feature and how to activate it.
Also, Check this video demo of Variety 0.4.12 which shows the Quotes feature and some other features in Variety wallpaper changer.
The new version of Variety 0.4.15 brings support for LightDM which is the display manager for Ubuntu desktop version and some of its derivatives as well. Usually LightDM changes its wallpaper to the currently active wallpaper in your desktop for each user you have including the guest user. But, when you activate Variety wallpaper changer it will change your desktop wallpaper with time interval and it will changed in the LightDM as well.
If you have experienced a problem with LighDM wallpapers, please check FAQ for more information and how to fix this issue.
Variety 0.4.15 also brings support for Cinnamon 1.8 and Mate Desktop environments, also it fixed some bugs from the previous versions.
[How To]: Install Variety 0.4.15 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail using PPA
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install variety
[note]The official repository provides the latest version of Variety for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin[/note]
Check the official announcement of Variety 0.4.15 Here.