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    #3384389 - 11/19/04 03:07 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

http://xdesktopwaves.sourceforge.net/

xdesktopwaves is a cellular automata setting the background of your X Windows desktop under water. Windows and mouse are like ships on the sea. Each movement of these ends up in moving water waves. You can even have rain and/or storm stirring up the water


Waves by moving the mouse pointer across the background.


Waves by moving a client window.


Fishes (xfishtank -d), turtles (xpenguins -t Turtles) and desktop icons are under water. Waves come from the storm feature.


xdesktopwaves running in a normal window, with the rain feature enabled.


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: blink]
    #3384478 - 11/19/04 03:33 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

Nice.
Is that hardware-accelerated? Does it eat up a ton of cpu power?
Gentoo only has it for ppc architecture so far, I'll try it when I can, I guess.


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: MarioNett]
    #3384558 - 11/19/04 03:53 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

I don't think it's hardware accelerated...


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: Phluck]
    #3384585 - 11/19/04 04:00 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

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This may result in very dynamic wave effects - try to pile up a big wave by moving a window slowly. But: unfortunately some window managers seem to be very CPU-intensive while moving a window opaque. In that case xdesktopwaves does not perform very smooth.




I imagine it's something to be turned on when nothing else needs to be done or if you aren't multitasking.


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: blink]
    #3386736 - 11/19/04 11:56 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

arnt multi tasking ehh... So.... its useless


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    #3387122 - 11/20/04 02:08 AM (12 years, 20 days ago)

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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: blink]
    #3387427 - 11/20/04 03:31 AM (12 years, 20 days ago)

Have any of you enabled drop shadows and transparanceys for xorg yet. i turned it on with the renderaccel option for nvidia cards and its sweet. but dosent work well with mplayer


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: blink]
    #3387659 - 11/20/04 04:36 AM (12 years, 20 days ago)

That is fucking super hot, however, that seems like it would use up loads of cpu.


awesome idea though. Definately gonna try it when I get my new laptop soon and install gentoo on it and my desktop.


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: Legoulash]
    #3388445 - 11/20/04 11:34 AM (12 years, 19 days ago)

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arnt multi tasking ehh... So.... its useless





Heh, just what I was thinking. Looks kinda cool though. I wonder if xsnow would have any effect on it.


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: aje]
    #3388987 - 11/20/04 02:00 PM (12 years, 19 days ago)

I tried it last night and it seems not to use true transparency, it just uses every other horizontal line. Then again I use Enlightenment, which they claim is the WM it works least well with.


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Re: X Windows Users! [Re: MarioNett]
    #3395812 - 11/22/04 11:11 PM (12 years, 17 days ago)

i cant wait till the new E goes beta


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