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fpcbol

fpcbol is a desktop user interface written for children and people who want simplicity and speed. It is designed to be as beautiful and simple as possible. It has no menus, just icons to click. It features parental control for children. It has been tested successfully on Debian, Mandriva, and Gentoo. It works well on computers with low system resources (such as a 500Mhz Pentium). 3D acceleration is necessary for the optional transparency feature.

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  •  25 Sep 2010 16:31

    Release Notes: The latest version of SDL is supported. Themes are now supported, and a new theme was added. A lot of minor bugs were corrected. The file selector was made easier to use. Software can be automatically discovered. Ogg support was added, which requires ogg123. Support for restoring nvidia settings was added.

    •  01 Apr 2008 22:14

      Release Notes: Better compiz-fusion integration. Improved 3d desktop support. Improved support of osd_cat (direct text on screen display). Some minor bugs have been corrected.

      •  13 Dec 2007 18:46

        Release Notes: A small bug in the install_users script has been fixed.

        •  12 Dec 2007 15:59

          Release Notes: A lot of bugs were corrected. Support for compiz and metacity was added. You can choose the window manager you want inside of bol just by clicking on the new icon. The install script was improved and tested on Gentoo and Debian. An install_user script was added to install bol for individual users. New effects were added. A Lot of minor changes were made.

          •  25 Sep 2007 20:18

            Release Notes: You can now easy change the bol theme. The I/O has been improved, and many minor bugs corrected. You will need to download a new set of icons and themes.

            Recent comments

            07 Oct 2006 01:55 flo_gestio

            for my children
            my kids like this program ...

            16 Jul 2006 08:01 mathias_fpcbol

            Re: The installation is horrible
            changed install script in new version ...
            thanks for your comments ...

            16 Jul 2006 04:48 mathias_fpcbol

            Re: The installation is horrible


            > Its absolutely... awful.. Ill try to

            > list some of the problems:

            > 1. I dont like scripts touching my

            > root-window

            > 2. xmessage is NOT a good method of

            > communicating, use echo if you must

            > 3. french is a rather marginal language,

            > throw that out of the scripts and make a

            > sepearate french installer if you must.

            > 4. The detection methods are, well..

            > horrible.

            >

            > Sooo, howabout you just make a damn

            > Makefile?

            > i absolutly agree with you , installation is horrible

            > maybe a better one when i have time ?

            %it was not a priority...and french is just my natural language

            %but in fact english will come one day :)

            %thanks for your comments ...

            16 Jul 2006 03:04 Artanicus

            The installation is horrible
            Its absolutely... awful.. Ill try to list some of the problems:

            1. I dont like scripts touching my root-window

            2. xmessage is NOT a good method of communicating, use echo if you must

            3. french is a rather marginal language, throw that out of the scripts and make a sepearate french installer if you must.

            4. The detection methods are, well.. horrible.

            Sooo, howabout you just make a damn Makefile?

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