Getting Webilder

Current version is 0.7.3, released on July 12, 2014.

NOTE: Webilder does not work with KDE 4. If you would like to help with porting it, please let me know.


Download and install: webilder_0.7.3-1_all.deb.

After installation completes, continue to Running Webilder.

Install from source

Download Webilder:

  1. Install dependencies, according to your distribution:
    • Debian or Ubuntu:
      sudo apt-get install python-gtk2 python-glade2 python-pillow python-setuptools
      sudo apt-get install python-gnome2 libglib2.0-0 python-appindicator gettext
    • Extract the archive and install it. You'll only need root permissions for the last command:
      cd webilder-master
      sudo python install --install-data=/usr

After installation completes, continue to Running Webilder.

Running Webilder

After installing Webilder, you should add it to your panel, so it can automatically download photos and change your wallpaper:

  • Ubuntu Unity: The Webilder indicator will automatically start the next time you log in. You can manually start it by launching the "Webilder Indicator" App.

    To remove the indicator from your panel, go to System Settings → Startup Applications, and uncheck Webilder Indicator.
  • GNOME: Right-click on the GNOME panel, choose "Add to panel", and select "Webilder Webshots Applet". If it is not in the list - log off and log in again.

Users who prefer the command line, can run webilder_desktop to configure Webilder and manage their photos. It is also possible to start photo downloading from the command line by starting webilder_downloader.

Tip: Download full pages of Webshots photos by clicking on the 'Download Page' at Webshots' website. (new in version 0.6.9)

Getting the source code

Thanks for considering to send a patch!

Webilder's source is hosted on github.

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