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QV snapshot information on desktop

April 21, 2024 — BarryK

Users of QV are likely to make heavy use of the btrfs snapshot feature. I have posted about QV's support for snapshots, see here:

What seems to be needed is "at a glance" information about what snapshot is currently running. I have implemented that information, written to the wallpaper, in format snapshot-number: creation-date: description.

At the first bootup, I have set the decription as "Original Snapshot", though it is not a snapshot as such, but the originator of snapshots. This description will also be translated if the user selects a non-English language.

Here is what it looks like, along the top of the desktop:


Here is the github commit:

...using GraphicsMagick to write the text on the image.   

Tags: quirky