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[SLUG] Linux Software Review Day
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- Subject: [SLUG] Linux Software Review Day
- From: Josh Smith <joshua.smith7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 06:44:13 +1100
Its Software Review Day today, So if your reading this make sure you
have posted your review.
So for my review ill be reviewing a program called "xwinwrap", What is
this program you say???
well it enables you to have a animated desktop :-O , yes its true, you
can animate your desktop and its easy.
I'm running Ubuntu so my instructions are as is.
Open up your terminal and us these commands to download and install:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev x11proto-xext-dev
libxrender-dev libxext-dev cvs
* cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:/cvs/xapps co
* cd xwinwrap
* sudo cp xwinwrap /usr/bin
So hopefully you have successfully downloaded and compiled and
installed. To the fun part know, with the next example you will use the
glmatrix screen saver as your desktop.
* nice -n 15 xwinwrap -ni -o 0.20 -fs -s -sp -st -b -nf
-- /usr/lib/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root -window-id WID
So if you look at your desktop you should have the matrix screen saver
streaming over top of your desktop, how cool :-! , you may notice that
its a bit transparent well you can change that if you like plus may
other things about the behaviour by changing the command switches.
xwinwrap [-g] [-ni] [-argb] [-fs] [-s] [-st] [-sp] [-a] [-b] [-nf]
[-fl] [-o OPACITY] -- COMMAND ARG1...
-ni no input
-argb argb, Alpha, Red, Green, Blues
-st skip taskbar
-sp skip pager
-o opacity=# Between 0 and 1
Your not limited to just the glmatrix screen saver, any screeen saver in
the "/usr/lib/xscreensaver" directory should work a treat.
Stay tuned every "Linux Software Review Day" every Friday for more cool
for moive's is
* xwinwrap -ni -o 0.6 -fs -s -st -sp -b -nf -- mplayer -wid WID