chwall – tiny automatic wallpaper changer

Last Updated on July 24, 2023

Chwall is a tiny automatic wallpaper changer.

Its name is the contraction of change wallpaper, which may be pronounced as a twisted version of cheval, which means horse in French.

This is free and open source software.

The software can retrieve pictures from:

  • Local folders.
  • Bing pictures of the day.
  • National Geographic pictures of the day.
  • NASA astronomical pictures of the day.
  • deviantart RSS feeds.
  • Unsplash random API (requires a free account to access their API).
  • Reddit.
  • Smashing Magazine monthly wallpaper collection.

Chwall is organized around 4 components:

  • chwall-app
  • chwall-icon
  • chwall
  • chwall-daemon

The chwall-app and chwall-icon are alternative graphical interface to the simple chwall command line client. These 3 programs are here to drive the chwall-daemon component, which is responsible to change the wallpaper at given interval of time.

Website: git.umaneti.net/chwall
Support: GitHub Code repository
Developer: √Čtienne Deparis
License: WTFPL License

chwall is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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