New: xsri-2.1.0-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Wed Apr 5 07:08:00 GMT 2006


"X Set Root Image"

This is a simple app that does nothing much -- and uses a bazillion gtk2 
libraries to do it.  However, that means it can do nothing much, but 
with STYLE.

Setting the root image isn't very effective when using cygwin-X's 
multiwindow mode, UNLESS you're using an application that implements 
pseudo-transparency, like some terminal emulators.  The cygwin rxvt 
program does so, if invoked in "X mode" using the "-ip" option.

However, xsri is still useful with other window managers, if you don't 
want to use kcontrol or gnomecontrol or whatever -- because it uses the 
(semi-)standard xatom "ESETROOT_PMAP_ID" and "_XROOTPMAP_ID" mechanisms.

EXAMPLE: within startwin.bat or startxwin.sh:
xsri --center-x --center-y --scale-height=100 --scale-width=100 
--keep-aspect --emblem=<full cygwin path to image>

--
Chuck

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system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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